N.Y. Penal Law Section 222.00
Cannabis

  • definitions

1.

“Cannabis” means all parts of the plant of the genus Cannabis, whether growing or not; the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of the plant; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant, its seeds or resin. It does not include the mature stalks of the plant, fiber produced from the stalks, oil or cake made from the seeds of the plant, any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the mature stalks (except the resin extracted therefrom), fiber, oil, or cake, or the sterilized seed of the plant which is incapable of germination. It does not include hemp, cannabinoid hemp or hemp extract as defined in Cannabis Law § 3 (Definitions)section three of the cannabis law or drug products approved by the Federal Food and Drug Administration.

2.

“Concentrated cannabis” means:

(a)

the separated resin, whether crude or purified, obtained from a plant of the genus Cannabis; or

(b)

a material, preparation, mixture, compound or other substance which contains more than three percent by weight of delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, or its isomer, delta-8 dibenzopyran numbering system, or delta-1 tetrahydrocannabinol or its isomer, delta 1 (6) monoterpene numbering system.

3.

For the purposes of this article, “sell” shall mean to sell, exchange or dispose of for compensation. “Sell” shall not include the transfer of cannabis or concentrated cannabis between persons twenty-one years of age or older without compensation in the quantities authorized in paragraph (b) of subdivision one of section 222.05 of this article.

4.

For the purposes of this article, “smoking” shall have the same meaning as that term is defined in Cannabis Law § 3 (Definitions)section three of the cannabis law.

Source: Section 222.00 — Cannabis; definitions, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PEN/222.­00 (updated Apr. 2, 2021; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

Accessed:
Jul. 13, 2024

Last modified:
Apr. 2, 2021

§ 222.00’s source at nysenate​.gov

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