Marijuana Possession Arrests Plunge in NYC Post-Legalization

Marijuana Possession Arrests Plunge in NYC Post-Legalization

Marijuana arrests in New York City have dropped to the single digits since former Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the state’s legalization bill on March 31—with just eight arrests recorded in the city in the second quarter of 2021. The decrease, which is far greater and faster than in other states that have legalized, will raise hopes that marijuana legalization in New York can live up to its racial justice promises.

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