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Columbia Care, cannabis firm with operations in Riverhead, being acquired in $2 billion deal

Cannabis giant Cresco Labs has announced it will acquire Columbia Care, the company that operates a medical marijuana dispensary and cultivation facility in Riverhead, in a $2 billion deal. 

Marijuana advisory group finalizes recommendations for locations of marijuana businesses in Riverhead

Riverhead Town’s marijuana advisory committee will recommend to the town board that marijuana businesses be integrated into current zoning districts and kept away from certain land uses, including schools, libraries, places of worship, parks and beaches, with 500-foot to 1,000-foot setbacks.

Next marijuana forum, set for Tuesday, aims to finalize proposed restrictions on retail locations

Riverhead Town's third marijuana advisory committee forum, set for Tuesday evening at Town Hall, will aim to finalize recommendations on “time, place and manner” restrictions for adult-use dispensaries and on-site consumption lounges.  

People convicted of marijuana-related offenses or their relatives to get first shot at retail licenses, under proposed regulations

People affected by old laws that criminalized marijuana will be the first to open adult-use cannabis retail businesses under new regulations proposed by the New York State Office of Cannabis Management’s Cannabis Control Board.

Marijuana forum comes to a consensus on time restrictions

Participants in Riverhead Town’s Marijuana Advisory Forum came to a consensus on the time restrictions for marijuana retail stores and lounges during its meeting Wednesday night.

Talking weed: State sets series of virtual ‘conversations’ & Riverhead marijuana committee will meet Feb. 2

The State Cannabis Control Board will hold a series of virtual community outreach meetings over the next month, and Riverhead will hold its second marijuana committee meeting next week.

Getting ready for legal weed in Riverhead: Advisory committee considers restrictions

An advisory committee formed to help the town board implement the state law legalizing recreational marijuana sales met Tuesday night to discuss possible restrictions on where retail shops and cafes could be located and how they can operate.

Riverhead’s initial marijuana advisory meeting set for Tuesday evening at Town Hall

meeting will be focused on identifying locations where the town wants marijuana businesses prohibited, including near schools, churches, parks and town facilities, according to Councilman Ken Rothwell, who Supervisor Yvette Aguiar named to lead the advisory committee.

Riverhead to create advisory committee for town marijuana policy

The proposed advisory committee will help the town craft policy on where retail marijuana dispensaries and cafés can be located and their hours of operation.

CAP Youth Coalition urges town board to focus marijuana efforts on youth prevention

Riverhead Town looks to Riverhead CAP Youth Coalition for assistance to help prevent marijuana use by the community's youth.