The use of ma*****na was legalized for adults in New York State on March 31, 2021.
Due to the change in the law, going forward, the TLC will no longer test for ma*****na in required annual drug tests. Testing for other drugs will remain the same, as will the annual testing schedule.
While the use of ma*****na is now legal for adults, it is still the law that TLC-licensed Drivers must be sober when they operate a vehicle. It is illegal and dangerous to drive while under the influence of ma*****na or other drugs. Drivers and passengers are also prohibited from smoking any substance when they are driving or riding in a TLC-licensed vehicle. If you experience difficulties with passengers who do not obey these TLC rules, please advise us by emailing details to the TLC at [email protected].
Driving while intoxicated—whether from alcohol, ma*****na, or any other substance—is dangerous and can lead to erratic and risky driving behavior that could harm you or others. As always, the TLC and other traffic enforcement agencies, such as the NYPD, will stop anyone observed driving dangerously and threatening public safety.
Thank you for your commitment to keeping our streets safe for all.
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