A recent memorandum from the New York Police Department (NYPD) advises officers not to stop residents who are smoking marijuana in public.
Under the law, residents can have up to 3 ounces of cannabis and 24 grams of cannabis concentrate on them outside of their homes.
It says that smoking marijuana in places such as sidewalks, on front stops and other public places “is not a basis for an approach, stop, summons, arrest or, search.”
The policy also specifies that the smell of pot alone, whether or not it is burnt, “no longer establishes probable cause of a crime to search a vehicle.”
Published: April 05, 2021