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221.10 - Criminal Possession of Marihuana in the Fifth Degree. | Article 221 - (221.00 - 221.55) OFFENSES INVOLVING MARIHUANA | Title M - OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC HEALTH AND MORALS | Part 3 - SPECIFIC OFFENSES | PEN - Penal | 2015 New York Laws

221.10 Criminal possession of marihuana in the fifth degree.

A person is guilty of criminal possession of marihuana in the fifth degree when he knowingly and unlawfully possesses:

1. marihuana in a public place, as defined in section 240.00 of this chapter, and such marihuana is burning or open to public view; or

2. one or more preparations, compounds, mixtures or substances containing marihuana and the preparations, compounds, mixtures or substances are of an aggregate weight of more than twenty-five grams.

Criminal possession of marihuana in the fifth degree is a class B misdemeanor.




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