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10/17/18 3:55pm
10/17/2018 3:55 PM

As legal marijuana gets closer to becoming a reality in New York, state officials are asking the public: How can we get it right?

In September, the Department of Health launched a statewide listening tour bringing community organizers, physicians and pro-cannabis activists together to share their input as the state’s Regulated Marijuana Workgroup begins crafting language for an adult-use recreational marijuana law.

“We are not here to build consensus, but rather gather input,” from a variety of viewpoints, said Sandra Houston, a Department of Health official who moderated a session held in Ronkonkoma Tuesday evening. READ

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Lake Marratooka in Mattituck. (Credit: Grant Parpan file photo)

Lake Marratooka in Mattituck. (Credit: Grant Parpan file photo)

Toxic blue-green algae have been detected at Lake Marratooka in Mattituck yet again, leading health officials to warn against swimming there. Residents are also asked to keep children and pets away from the area, which was home to the bloom last year. (more…)