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New York Legislation regarding Marijuana is changing. Although Marijuana is not fully legalized, it is no longer illegal to possess less than 2 ounces. New York has further agreed to expunge many low level marijuana convictions across New York State.

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According to the NY Times, this measure, which would treat possession of up to two ounces of marijuana as a violation instead of a crime, is a significant change in a state in which tens of thousands of residents have been arrested for small-scale possession.

The agreement came after months of negotiations in Albany failed to establish the type of fully legalized industry embraced in nearly a dozen other states, including California, Washington and Alaska.

Still, the measure agreed to on Thursday by the Democrat-led Legislature, and backed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, also a Democrat, was still considered a step forward for those pushing for lessening drug penalties, particularly the expungement of records.

This is a great step in the right direction for former offenders of strict Marijuana laws. If you have a former conviction of Marijuana call us today to discuss sealing your record.