marijuana decriminalization Marijuana decriminalization law takes effect By Karen DeWitt • Aug 29, 2019 A law that decriminalizes possession of up to 2 ounces of marijuana took effect Wednesday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said it's "long overdue," but some advocates say the law does not go far enough. Listen Listening... / 2:42 WBFO Albany Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports. NY law further decriminalizes marijuana possession By Karen DeWitt • Jul 30, 2019 WBFO file photo Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed a bill into law that further decriminalizes marijuana possession in New York state. The law ends criminal prosecution for possession of up to 2 ounces of cannabis. Listen Listening... / 3:06 WBFO Albany Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports.