But at most commercial airports in California, as in other states where possession of small amounts of recreational marijuana is now legal, once airport law enforcement steps in, nothing much usually happens.
“These disposal boxes will be outside of the buildings, not at the checkpoints,” said McCarran spokesman Chris Jones. “The intent being [cannabis products] are not allowable anywhere inside the buildings, be it pre- or post-security.”
To alert fliers to the rules about traveling with recreational pot purchased legally in California — and to advertise their cannabis company — in November, Organa Brands ran an ad in the bottom of the bins at the security checkpoints at Ontario International Airport. (Photo: Organa Brands)
Reno-Tahoe International Airport has a sign in its smoking area reminding travelers that marijuana use is not allowed. “In general, we have not seen a big impact from this new law at the airport,” said airport spokeswoman Heidi Jared, “However, we are closely watching other airports and how they are handling this unique situation.”
To alert fliers to the rules about traveling with recreational pot purchased legally in California — and to advertise their cannabis company — in November, Organa Brands ran an ad in the bottom of the bins at the security checkpoints at Ontario International Airport.
Until the MRTA sets up the regulatory system for growing marijuana, home growing is still technically unlawful—but there are no criminal penalties for it.
If you must ride in a car with marijuana, you should treat it like an open container of alcohol, and store it in the trunk.
As for Shea's concerns, Northrup countered, "I don’t know how that will be any different from people complaining about second-hand smoke."
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It's a violation to sell any amount of marijuana unlawfully under the MRTA, but harsh penalties for selling lower amounts have been removed.
The MRTA's main sponsor in the Assembly, Crystal Peoples-Stokes, was asked point blank on the floor if people convicted of drug crimes would be able to participate in the legal cannabis economy.
Adults 21 and older can smoke or consume marijuana anywhere it is currently legal to use tobacco.
“I don’t know what we’re going to be telling New Yorkers when they call up and say, there’s people smoking in front of my house or apartment building or I take my kids to a parade, whether its on Eastern Parkway or on Fifth Avenue, and there are people smoking marijuana next to me as I try to enjoy the parade," Shea said.
Legal buying and selling of recreational marijuana will take a while as New York sets up rules and a proposed cannabis board. Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes estimated Friday it could take 18 months to two years for sales to start.
NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law Wednesday, legalizing adult-use of marijuana.
But creating a system to get marijuana sales up and running statewide will take some time. Here’s what you can do now that the law is passed:
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The governor’s office will begin setting up a brand new agency called the Office of Cannabis Management. The agency will establish guidelines and issue licenses for marijuana farming, processing, distribution, dispensaries and even retail consumption sites.
You can’t use marijuana products at dispensaries, except for designated consumption sites (think cigar lounge).
It’s still illegal to drive a vehicle under the influence of marijuana.
New York has eliminated penalties for possession of less than three ounces of cannabis for those 21 and older, with a greater quantity allowed to be stored at home in a secured place. The bill also automatically expunged records of people with past convictions for marijuana-related offenses that would no longer be criminalized (court offices have up to two years to make sure this process is completed). That’s a step beyond a 2019 law that expunged many past convictions for marijuana possession and reduced the penalty for possessing small amounts.