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The New York City Police Department has announced that it will no longer arrest those carrying 25 grams or less of marijuana.
Instead, NYPD officers will issue begin issuing summonses to those in possession of small amounts of marijuana, reports Gothamist. The summonses, similar to those issued for speeding tickets or relatively minor offenses, will not appear on a person's criminal record.
What else do you need to know about the NYPD's new marijuana possession enforcement policy? Here are five facts:
The NYPD's new policy will go into effect on November 19.