Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4.5
Legislation: Marijuana is illegal in New York state, and so is any activity related to marijuana (possession, cultivation, and of course dealing).
For small amounts (less than 25 grams) first time offenders, there is no Incarceration, and a fee of $100.
Punishment for possessing a small but commercial quantity is 1-3 years (not less than 1, not more than 3).
Updates from criminal justice officials in NYC:
“1- By law, you’re supposed to see a judge within 24 hours of arrest
2- 1st time small amount offenders are almost always offered to have their cases adjourned 1 year and dismissed so long as they are not rearrested. IN all likelihood rearrests in other jurisdictions will not have the case reoppened.
3- It is not a crime to posses small amounts, I do not have the exact weight off hand. It is only a crime if you pass a threshold weight, you have your weed in public view or it is actually burning.
4- They will arrest and prosecute you for residue: e.g., an empty pipe or bag.”
Law enforcement: it depends on which neighborhood you’re in. If you’re hanging out on westcott street or east genessee street then you should probably be safe as far as public smoking goes.
Where to buy marijuana: Marijuana can be purchased in literally any neighborhood in Syracuse. If you don’t have any connections or are new to town then you could just hang around the east side and ask random black dudes
Marijuana prices: for most kinds of weed it’s $10 a gram, $30 an eigth, $50-$60 a quarter, etc. But if you’re buying haze or skunk then it’s usually twice these prices
Marijuana brands: shwag, mids, outdoor, dro, haze, skunk