Last updated: March 12, 2020

Marijuana legalization in New York

Is marijuana legal in New York?

Medical marijuana is legal in New York, and personal possession has been partly decriminalized. Currently recreational marijuana is not legal in New York, but there is broad support so that it could happen in 2020.

New York Governor Cuomo is hoping that recreational marijuana will be passed in April, 2020 as it is included in his budget proposal.

Lawmakers have until April 1, 2020 to approve Gov. Cuomo’s plan.