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More Details On Proposed Shinnecock Medical Marijuana Dispensary

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Jim Mone
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AP

The Shinnecock Indian Nation has released details for a proposed medical marijuana dispensary on its reservation in Southampton, Long Island. 

The federally recognized tribe announced plans for the dispensary last year. Construction was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The indoor cultivation and marijuana processing facility could employ up to 100 tribe members and local residents. The dispensary and wellness center is planned for Montauk Highway, west of Southampton Village. 

A native Long Islander, J.D. is WSHU's managing editor. He also hosts the climate podcast Higher Ground. J.D. reports for public radio stations across the Northeast, is a journalism educator and proud SPJ member.