US state of New York legalises recreational cannabis use

New York has become the 15th US state to legalise recreational cannabis use among adults. The bill was passed by the New York senate with 40 votes for, and 23 votes against. Once passed into law, it will allow people aged 21 and over to grow cannabis and carry up to 3 ounces for personal use. A process of expunging previous cannabis offences will also begin.