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New York Marijuana Penalties

 

New York Marijuana Penalties

Offense Penalty Incarceration   Max. Fine  

Possession

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

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

Any amount Felony 15* – 25 years $ 100,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence

Cultivation

Any amount Misdemeanor 1 year $ 1,000
Cultivating marijuana is also possessing marijuana under current case law. See penalty details section below.

Hash & Concentrates

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

Possession or sale of scales or balances for the purpose of weighing or measuring marijuana Misdemeanor 1 year N/A
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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