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A01617 Summary:

SPONSORPeoples-Stokes (MS)
COSPNSRGottfried, Lupardo, Wright, Weprin, Hunter, Hyndman, Pichardo, Blake, Rosenthal L, Jaffee, Dinowitz, Jean-Pierre, Abinanti, Richardson, Hevesi, Walker, Vanel, Niou, Bichotte, Cahill, Lifton, Epstein, Quart, Ortiz, Reyes, Dickens, Frontus, Cruz, Solages, Darling, Rodriguez, Fernandez, Arroyo, Bronson, De La Rosa, Fall, Carroll, Lentol, DenDekker, Ramos, Benedetto, Simotas, Simon, Kim, Aubry
MLTSPNSRMosley, Seawright, Steck, Taylor
Amd Various Laws, generally
Enacts the "marihuana regulation and taxation act"; relates to the description of cannabis, and the growing of and use of cannabis by persons twenty-one years of age or older; makes technical changes regarding the definition of cannabis; relates to removing certain references to marijuana relating to forfeiture actions; relates to the qualification of certain offenses involving cannabis and exempts certain persons from prosecution for the use, consumption, display, production or distribution of cannabis; relates to the definition of smoking; provides for the licensure of persons authorized to produce, process and sell marihuana; levies an excise tax on certain sales of cannabis; repeals certain provisions of the penal law relating to the criminal sale of cannabis and provisions of the general business law relating to drug paraphernalia; creates the New York state cannabis revenue fund, the New York state drug treatment and public education fund and the New York state community grants reinvestment fund.
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