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Marijuana is legal in New York now, where can it be smoked?

The rules for where you can and cannot smoke in New York are similar to the rules that apply to smoking cigarettes.

Anywhere cigarettes can’t be smoked, marijuana may not be smoked either.

The following places are part of the Clean Indoor Air Act and smoking there is banned:

  • Workplaces
  • Bars
  • Restaurants
  • Enclosed indoor public areas that have a swimming pool
  • Public transportation
  • Waiting areas in public transportation stations
  • Workplaces where services are offered to youth
  • Schools and school grounds
  • Colleges
  • Hospitals
  • Residential healthcare facilities
  • Commercial establishments
  • Indoor arenas
  • Zoos
  • Bingo halls


Public parks and areas have also had smoking banned by cities and local governments.

State Parks are also a place that has banned smoking in most places including playgrounds, pools, beaches, pavilions, picnic shelters, boardwalks, outdoor dining areas, outdoor environmental education programming areas, public gardens and within 50 feet of buildings.

In places not listed in State Parks, adults can carry up to 3 ounces and smoke in other areas.

Landlords can refuse to rent if someone smokes weed, but they can ban its use on their properties.

Hotels are the same way, smoking is allowed unless a hotel owner bans it.

The state has plans to create consumption lounges, like bars but for smoking marijuana.

Smoking and driving is also still illegal.



Categories: New York StateNews

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