Provides that no candy or confection sold in this state shall be packaged, shaped or manufactured to resemble marijuana or marijuana products or to imitate the flavor of marijuana.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to marijuana themed candy
PURPOSE: To provide that no candy or confection shall be sold in this state which resembles marijuana or marijuana products or imitates the flavor of marijuana.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Adds a new section 399-j to the General Business Law to prohibit the manufacturing and/or sale of candy or confection which is packaged or shaped to resemble marijuana or marijuana products or to imitate the flavor of marijuana.
JUSTIFICATION: Pot themed candy irresponsibly promotes illegal drug culture to children. This legislation would prohibit the manufacturing purchase and sale of marijuana-flavored candy in the state, with a penalty of up to a S1,000 fine and/or up to a year in jail.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12 S.3145; 2009-10 S.1682; 2007-08, S.816; 2005-06, S.4100.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1556 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sens. LAVALLE, LARKIN, RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to marijuana themed candy THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 399-j to read as follows: S 399-J. MARIJUANA THEMED CANDY. 1. NO CANDY OR CONFECTION SOLD IN THIS STATE SHALL BE PACKAGED, SHAPED OR MANUFACTURED TO RESEMBLE MARI- JUANA OR MARIJUANA PRODUCTS OR TO IMITATE THE FLAVOR OF MARIJUANA. 2. A VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS OR A TERM OF IMPRISON- MENT OF UP TO ONE YEAR, OR BOTH SUCH FINE AND IMPRISONMENT. S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed- ing the date on which it shall have become a law.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03798-01-3