Marijuana Laws in New York

While the marijuana laws in New York are changing rapidly, marijuana is still considered to be a schedule I controlled substance under U.S. federal law. If you are facing marijuana possession, sale or trafficking charges in Suffolk or Nassau Counties, contact the Matera Law Firm. We know that it can be frightening to face a drug-related offense, but we can help fight on your behalf to build the strongest possible defense to protect your rights and ensure your freedom. Schedule a free consultation with our dedicated Long Island drug crime attorneys and let our 25+ years of experience work to protect you.


When it comes to possession or sale of marijuana, those laws seem to be changing day by day. Currently, New York State has decriminalized certain levels of marijuana. People are allowed to have recreational marijuana up to three ounces on their person. People are also now allowed to grow their own marijuana in their home. What people still cannot do is to sell marijuana. And depending on the amount of marijuana, you could still be facing misdemeanor or felony charges. Marijuana laws can be confusing, especially now that they seem to be changing daily.

When people are facing drug charges in New York, what matters is results. At The Matera Law Firm, we have over 25 years of experience helping people when they need it most. That commitment has allowed us to generate a record of success and positive results against drug crime charges.

If you or someone you love would like clarification on marijuana laws in New York, schedule a free consultation with a dedicated criminal defense attorney at The Matera Law Firm. We proudly serve Suffolk County, Nassau County, Long Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, and throughout New York State.

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