New York decriminalizes marijuana use
Andrew Cuomo delivers a speech earlier this month. Photo: Scott Heins/Getty Images
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Monday to decriminalize marijuana use in the state. Under the law, use could still result in a fine, but will not be considered a criminal offense that could result in prison time.
The big picture: New York joins 15 other states that have decriminalized. 11 states plus Washington D.C. have legalized marijuana.
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