Let’s cut through the haze: Where can you smoke marijuana legally in New York?

 

Marijuana is now legal in New York, but that doesn’t mean you can smoke it everywhere. Here’s a look at some of the rules on where you can and can’t smoke in the state. Generally, anywhere you’re not allowed to smoke a cigarette, you’re also not allowed to smoke a joint.That includes a host of places where smoking is banned under New York’s Clean Indoor Air Act:

 

Workplaces
Bars
Restaurants
Enclosed indoor areas open to the public that contain a swimming pool
Public means of mass transportation like subways, underground subway stations, buses, vans, taxicabs and limousines
Ticketing, boarding and waiting areas in public transportation stations
All workplaces where services are offered to children including youth centers, detention facilities, child care facilities, child day care centers, group homes for children, public institutions for children and residential treatment facilities for children and youth
All schools and school grounds
All public and private colleges, universities and other educational and vocational institutions
Hospitals
Residential health-care facilities, although smoking and vaping by adult patients is allowed in designated rooms, according to the act
Commercial establishments used for any trade, profession, vocation or charitable activity
All indoor arenas
Zoos
Bingo halls

 

But there’s more. Numerous cities and counties across the state have banned smoking in public parks and other locations.





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