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Shinnecock To Open Medical Marijuana Dispensary

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Ricardo Arduengo
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AP

The Shinnecock Indian Nation has signed a partnership agreement to build and operate a medical marijuana dispensary on the Southampton reservation. 

The dispensary will be built within a year as part of an initiative to broaden the tribe’s economic opportunities.

The 3,600-square-foot facility will be located on Montauk Highway in Southampton. It will offer a range of holistic products and treatments like acupuncture.

The tribe is working with the state Department of Health so that it can operate within the state system of card-carrying patients permitted to buy medical marijuana. 

They plan on purchasing cannabis from an existing producer already licensed by the state.