NCC News Explainer: Decriminalization What Does "Decriminalization" Mean?

The state legislature is considering making current law more lenient.

           SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) —  Governor Andrew Cuomo has asked the New York State Legislature to allow residents to possess more marijuana before they get a jail sentence.  If passed, the bill could mean that more New Yorkers convicted of marijuana possession have their records erased.  See the video above for details on what marijuana decriminalization means.

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