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Long Island's Shinnecock Tribe Just Voted To Let Its Members Sell Marijuana

Jim Mone

Members of the Shinnecock tribe on Long Island have allowed their citizens to be part of the recreational marijuana business.

The tribe voted overwhelmingly to allow individual members to form businesses for the sale of recreational marijuana. The tribe also voted to form a holding company for sales of the drug.

They plan to build a facility to grow marijuana on tribal territory in Southampton.

Tribal officials said sales will begin by the end of this year, if everything goes as planned.

John is a former news fellow with WSHU Public Radio.