New York: Newly Filed Legislation Would Prohibit Roadside Marijuana Signage

Legislation filed Friday in the New York Assembly “Prohibits roadside signage for the sale of cannabis or cannabis products on a highway, road, or other vehicular pathway”.

Assembly Bill 8200 was filed by Assemblymember Scott Gray, and it has been assigned to the Assembly Economic Development Committee.

The proposed law “establishes that a civil penalty of $1,000 shall be assessed for the first offense and a subsequent fine of up to $2,500 for each day that a violation continues.”

AB 8200 states that “No person, business entity, or governmental entity shall erect or maintain any sign or billboard that advertises the sale of cannabis or cannabis products, as defined in this article, on a highway, road, or other vehicular pathway within the state.”

This prohibition “shall not apply to signs or billboards that identify an authorized retailer and are located on the premises of that business which is legally allowed to sell cannabis or cannabis products, so long as the signage only identifies the business.”

Furthermore, the measure states that “Cannabis product signage should only be affixed to a building and not readable on the highway, road, or other vehicular pathway.”

The full text of the law can be found by clicking here.

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