As legal marijuana gets closer to becoming a reality in New York, state officials are asking the public: How can we get it right?
In September, the Department of Health launched a statewide listening tour bringing community organizers, physicians and pro-cannabis activists together to share their input as the state’s Regulated Marijuana Workgroup begins crafting language for an adult-use recreational marijuana law.
“We are not here to build consensus, but rather gather input,” from a variety of viewpoints, said Sandra Houston, a Department of Health official who moderated a session held in Ronkonkoma Tuesday evening. READ
Residents across New York will have the opportunity to share their thoughts on a regulated marijuana program over the next two months. READ
The idea of the North Fork as home to a wide array of vineyards may have seemed far-fetched more than a half-century ago, when potato farmers ruled the land. READ
New York is getting closer to legal marijuana.
Those were the first eight words of a recent New York Times story following the announcement by New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker that he would soon issue a recommendation that the drug be legalized for recreational use in the state. READ
A monthslong investigation by the Suffolk sheriff’s office uncovered a hidden marijuana operation in Manorville that resulted in one arrest. READ
More than 18 months after New York legislators approved the use of medical marijuana, Suffolk County’s only dispensary distributing the drug is slated to open Friday morning in Riverhead. READ
The Riverhead Town Board is planning to call a Sept. 16 public hearing to discuss a one-year moratorium on “the establishment, location, construction, use or operation” of a medical marijuana dispensary anywhere in town. READ
District Attorney Thomas Spota at a press conference on Wednesday. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
District Attorney Thomas Spota revealed details of a “pretty sophisticated scheme” that included a Calverton man as the “chief reseller” on Long Island and involved shipping marijuana from farms in northern California to Suffolk County. (more…)