Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed laws Monday decriminalizing marijuana use within the state of New York.

The regulation reduces illegal possession of marijuana to a violation punishable by a advantageous.

Moreover, it additionally creates a course of for people convicted of sure marijuana offenses to have their data expunged.

The governor’s workplace mentioned that New York’s present marijuana legal guidelines disproportionately impacts African American and Latino communities, and the laws addresses the racial and ethnic disparities.

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