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Long Beach weighing options on retail marijuana sales ahead of Dec. 31 deadline

Long Beach weighing options on retail marijuana sales ahead of Dec. 31 deadline
Long Beach city officials are weighing whether to opt out of authorizing sales of recreational adult use marijuana ahead of the Dec. 31 deadline. Long Beach is holding a series of hearings to determin

i pShare Tweet Email Long Beach city officials are weighing whether to opt out of authorizing sales of recreational adult use marijuana ahead of the Dec.Long Beach is holding a series of hearings to determine whether it will authorize selling legalized recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older while surrounding communities like the Town of Hempstead, Oyster Bay and Nassau County already have stated their opposition to legalized sales.Long Beach officials held their first public hearing last week with an additional hearing planned Dec."Whether we opt out or not, there will be places that have it — mainly in New York City," Long Beach City Council President John Bendo said.

" City officials listened to a series of presentations from marijuana advocates in the cannabis industry and labor unions and opposition from the drug and alcohol prevention group Long Beach Aware.Long Beach Police Commissioner Ron Walsh said police would not take a position on legalized sales, leaving the decision to the city council and residents.

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