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New York Lawmakers Advance Bill Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalties, Expunging Past Convictions

Paul Armentano | June 27, 2019 ALBANY, NY — New York State lawmakers late last week advanced legislation to the Governor’s desk amending marijuana possession penalties and establishing procedures for the automatic expungement of prior, low-level cannabis convictions. The legislation, Assembly Bill 8420-A, reduces the penalty for minor marijuana possession violations (up to one ounce) to a $50 …

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