This video is about why medical marijuana in New York State is not like the medical marijuana laws in other states. People like to believe that NYS is very progressive but in some ways we are very conservative. When it comes down to it smoking pot in NYS is still a big no no. This is true whether you just get a New York State marijuana (pot) charge, also called Unlawful Possession of Marijuana section 221.05 or a higher level possession of marijuana offense.
Even small amounts of pot for personal use or medical need are being fully prosecuted.
Some judges require drug/alcohol evaluations to determine necessity for treatment for abuse or misuse of marijuana.