New York Medical Marijuana Card Legislation
Medical Marijuana was legalized in New York in 2014 with the Compassionate Care Act, or S7923 which allowed the possession, use, manufacture, delivery, transport, and administration of medical marijuana by patients and designated caregivers.
Followed in 2019 New York decriminalized marijuana on July 29, 2019.
In March 2021, New York passed the Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act which legalized purchasing, possessing, and transporting up to 3 ounces of marijuana and up to 24 grams of concentrate for adults 21 and older while also creating the Office of Marijuana Management to oversee medical, recreational, and hemp within the state.
New York Medical Marijuana Card, Cultivation & Possession
Adults 21 and older can possess up to 3 ounces of marijuana and 24 grams of marijuana concentrate. Registered qualifying patients with a New York medical marijuana card can possess up to a 60-day supply of medical marijuana at any time, though patients and caregivers must keep their medical marijuana registry ID while possessing medical marijuana. Adults 21 and over can cultivate up to 6 plants with 3 mature marijuana plants without any criminal penalty, though more than 6 marijuana plants is a misdemeanor and carries a penalty of up to 1 year in prison and a $1,000 fine. Additionally, New York cultivation is considered possession.