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growing marijuana outside in ny

The new law will create a new Office of Cannabis Management to set up regulations and licensing for cannabis growers, processers and sellers, even paving the way for lounge-like stores where people can use marijuana products on site.

How much weed are you allowed to possess in NY?

“At this point, if you are just possessing it or if you’re buying it, those aren’t crimes anymore unless it’s over the legal amounts,” said Emma Goodman, staff attorney for the Legal Aid Society’s special litigation unit.

When will dispensaries open in NY?

That means, for the most part, you can smoke marijuana anywhere you can legally smoke cigarettes.

Growing marijuana outside in ny

New York’s Cannabis Control Board issued regulations Thursday to allow medical marijuana users and their caregivers to grow their own supply at home.

Medical marijuana has been legal in The Empire State since 2014, but it hasn’t always been easy to access. Patients in New York have to be approved by a medical professional and must acquire their marijuana from a licensed dispensary. Those products can be expensive and aren’t typically covered by insurance. One company, Vireo Health, recommends patients bring between $100 and $350 on their first visit to a dispensary.

This is the first major step taken by the Cannabis Control Board to put the provisions of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act into action. The law, which also legalized recreational marijuana in New York, passed in March. It included permission for home cultivation of medical marijuana but only after the board put regulations in place.