New York marijuana citation data

Luke Stoddard Nathan filed this request with the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services of New York.

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From: Luke Stoddard Nathan

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

A copy of all data related to citations for marijuana possession in the state of New York on the state and local levels. I am specifically seeking records from January 2015 to the date that this request is processed. In addition, I am requesting a copy of any and all reports or studies generated since January 2015 by the state that discuss marijuana citations.

For reference, a similar request fulfilled by your agency in early 2015 can be reviewed here: https://www.muckrock.com/foi/new-york-16/new-york-marijuana-citation-data-16738/

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Luke Stoddard Nathan

From: dcjs.sm.legal.foil

Dear Mr. Nathan:

This will acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information Law request below for the following:

"all data related to citations for marijuana possession in the state of New York on the state and local levels. I am specifically seeking records from January 2015 to the date that this request is processed. In addition, I am requesting a copy of any and all reports or studies generated since January 2015 by the state that discuss marijuana citations."

Please be advised that your request is under active review and you may expect a formal response to your inquiry within twenty business days.

Very truly yours,

Valerie Friedlander
Records Access Officer

From: dcjs.sm.legal.foil

Dear Mr. Nathan:

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Law request for a copy of all data related to citations for marijuana possession in the state of New York on the state and local levels from January 2015 to the date that this request is processed. In addition, you request a copy of any and all reports or studies generated since January 2015 by the state that discuss marijuana citations.

Attached is the statistical data that is responsive to your request. It details, by county, arrests where Marijuana Possession (Penal Law Article 221) is the top arrest charge. Please be advised that the Division of Criminal Justice Services has no additional reports or studies generated since January 2015 that discuss marijuana citations. Accordingly, we have no records that are responsive to this portion of your request.

Pursuant to POL ยง89(4)(a), you may appeal this determination within 30 days to the Counsel, Division of Criminal Justice Services, 80 South Swan St., Albany, NY 12210 or by email at foil@dcjs.ny.gov<mailto:foil@dcjs.ny.gov> .

Very truly yours,

Valerie Friedlander
Records Access Officer

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From: Luke Stoddard Nathan

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Luke Stoddard Nathan

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