Recreational Marijuana

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On eastern Long Island, Southampton Village board members decided to block the sale of cannabis within its borders.

C19: Connecticut Is Almost Ready For Pot

May 26, 2021
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Connecticut Democrats close to a deal with the governor to legalize the adult use of recreational pot. A rally to preserve Shinnecock Indian lands, travel plaza workers in Connecticut plan to strike, and a New England ICE facility has been ordered to close. 

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With two weeks left in their legislative session, Connecticut Democrats say they are close to a deal with Governor Ned Lamont on a bill that would legalize the adult use of recreational marijuana.

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Smoking marijuana in public spaces including parks is now illegal in Nassau County.

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Local governments in New York have until the end of the year to decide if they will opt out of the legal sale of recreational marijuana. Any regional ban on Long Island would become moot as tribal businesses are being set up.