2 Arrested on Charges of Selling Marijuana Products

Suffolk County Police arrested two people Tuesday on charges of selling marijuana and vape products. In response to numerous community complaints, Suffolk County Police Second Precinct officers checked 13 businesses for compliance with sales laws. During the investigation, two businesses were found to be selling Read More …

Brown’s Bills Target Youth Vaping

Two bills proposed last spring and summer by New York State Assemblyman Keith P. Brown(R,C-Northport) that would send young people caught vaping or smoking marijuana to a diversion program are stuck in committee. The first billwould require underage teens caught vaping to attend a diversion Read More …

Town Board Says No to Retail Sales of Marijuana

The Huntington Town Board unanimously rejected retail marijuana sales Tuesday night, but it could change its mind next year. Under state law, municipalities had until Dec. 31 to decide whether retail sales of the drug. While it could change its vote to yes next year, Read More …

Marijuana Sales on the Huntington, Northport Agendas

Retail sales of marijuana are on the table in Northport and Huntington this week as a state deadline for a decision nears. The Northport Village Board of Trustees meets Tuesday; the Huntington Town Board meets Thursday. The issue is whether municipality wants to permit legalized Read More …

Op-Ed: Fix the Marijuana Loopholes to Protect Children

Science tells us that the human brain does not completely develop until around the age of 25. We as a culture have dedicated significant time and effort to teaching our children the dangers of smoking combustible tobacco. As the prevalence of nicotine vaping has, legalizing Read More …

Op-Ed: Huntington Should Opt In on Marijuana

The legality of adult-use cannabis in New York has brought forth plenty of online chatter regarding the plant’s potential harms and benefits, how the new legalization bill will impact young people and traffic safety, and whether or not having dispensaries locally would outweigh the suspected Read More …

Update: State Marijuana Law Could Bump Into Town Restrictions

Updated: Town attorney Nick Ciappetta  is expected to review a state agreement that would legalize recreational marijuana in light of a Town Board vote in 2019 to ban its use and sale in Huntington.  In August 2019, the Town Board unanimously voted to prohibit the Read More …

State Leaders Reach Deal on Legalizing Adult-Use Marijuana

New York State leaders announced agreement early Sunday morning on legislation to legalize adult use of cannabis. The bill would establish the Office of Cannabis Management to implement a framework that would cover medical, adult-use and cannabinoid hemp. The bill would also expand New York Read More …

Cuomo Proposes Legalizing Cannabis, Online Sports Betting

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced two proposals Wednesday designed to increase state tax revenue, one legalizing  cannabis and another that permit online sports betting. His proposals would create an Office of Cannabis Management to oversee both a  new adult-use cannabis program, and the state’s existing Read More …

Forum to Consider Impact of Legalizing Marijuana

A panel of experts in dealing with the consequences of drug use will lead a forum Tuesday at Huntington Town Hall. The theme is, “The New York State Legalization of Marijuana: How would it affect us in the Town of Huntington? How can we best Read More …