Efforts to legalize marijuana in New York state have failed, so lawmakers did the next best thing: Decriminalize it.

The Staten Island Advance reports the New York State Senate passed a bill Thursday to decriminalize small amounts of recreational marijuana in the Empire State.

The legislation decriminalizes possession of less than two ounces of pot and establishes procedures to expunge most criminal records for marijuana-possession misdemeanors.

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Geoff Herbert ~ Syracuse.com ~

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