NY Marijuana Laws Marihuana & Penalties & Offenses 2019

MARIHUANA LAW PENALTY GUIDE

Common spelling is ‘Marijuana’ but the Penal Code spells it ‘Marihuana’

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Possession Offense Penalty Jail Fine
25 g or less (first offense) Not Classified N/A $100
25 g or less (second offense) Not Classified N/A $ 200
25 g or less (third offense) Not Classified 15 days $ 250
More than 25 g – 2 oz Misdemeanor 3 months $ 500
More than 2 – 8 oz Misdemeanor 1 year $ 1,000
More than 8 oz – 1 lb Felony 4 years $ 5,000
More than 1 – 10 lbs Felony 7 years $ 5,000
More than 10 lbs Felony 15 years $ 15,000
In public view Misdemeanor 90 days $ 250
Sale Offense Penalty Jail Fine
2 g or less without profit or 1 marihuana cigarette Misdemeanor 3 months $ 500
25 g or less Misdemeanor 1 year $ 1,000
More than 25 g – 4 oz Felony 4 years $ 5,000
More than 4 oz – 1 lb Felony 7 years $ 5,000
More than 1 lb Felony 15 years $ 15,000
Using a child to assist Felony 4 years $ 5,000
To a minor Felony 7 years $ 5,000
Trafficking Offense Penalty Jail Fine
Any amount Felony 15* – 25 years $ 100,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence
Cultivation  Offense Penalty Jail Fine
Any amount* Misdemeanor 1 year $ 1,000
* Cultivating marijuana is also possessing marijuana under current case law.
HASH and CONCENTRATES Offense
Penalty Jail Fine
Possession of less than 1/4 oz Misdemeanor 1 year $ 1,000
Possession of 1/4 – less than 1 oz Felony 7 years $ 5,000
Possession of 1 oz or more Felony 15 years $ 15,000
Sale Felony 15 years $ 15,000
Paraphernalia Offense
Penalty Jail Fine
Possession or sale of scales or balances for the purpose of weighing or measuring marijuana Misdemeanor 1 year $ 0
Subsequent offense Felony 7 years $ 5,000
CIVIL ASSET FORFEITURE
Property can be seized if convicted of a felony.
MISCELLANEOUS
Mandatory driver’s license suspension of 6 months for youthful offenders.

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This information is ONLY a GUIDE and is subject to change.
READERS SHOULD CONSULT WITH A QUALIFIED ATTORNEY.

NOTE: Penal Law code reviewed as of 01/01/2019. Several corrections/updates were made.

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