What Are New York’s Laws Regarding Marijuana and Minors?

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      bobjones
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      Are the marijuana laws different for minors than for adults in New York?

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      Errlgramz
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      The laws are the same for adults and minors other than the fact that youth offenders will see a mandatory of 6 months of driver license suspension for marijuana offenses that go beyond a ticket. This is usually for possession of heavy amounts of marijuana that can be seen as possible dealing of marijuana.

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      bobjones
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      Possession of marijuana is treated the same for minors and adults apart from one small difference. A minor convicted of marijuana possession also gets a mandatory 6 month suspension of their drivers license. Also sale to a minor under 21 years by any party is a felony. Otherwise there is no other major differences.

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      payme
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      In New York you can get medical marijuana on your own if you are age 18 or older. However if you are a minor and you are trying to get medical marijuana that you will need to bring a parent or legal guardian to the doctor with you. That way they can sign a waiver saying it is ok for you to get it.

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