Is Cannabis Legal in New York?
Cannabis in New York is legal for both medical and adult use.
Date of Legalization
New York legalized cannabis for medical use in 2014. In March 2021 New York legalized cannabis for adult use through their legislature. The adult use legislation also included its social and economic equity program.
In New York’s adult use framework, adults 21+ may possess, purchase, obtain or transport up to three ounces of cannabis and up to twenty-four grams of concentrated cannabis, under adult use statutes. Adults may possess up to five pounds of cannabis at their personal residence or grounds, however growing cannabis at home for personal use is not permitted under the adult use law until the Cannabis Control Board adopts regulations outlining the rules. Within the medical use framework, patients may possess up to a 60 day supply of medical cannabis. Additionally, patients may cultivate within their home up to three mature cannabis plants and three immature cannabis plants at any one time.