The Suffolk County Legislature is hosting public hearings on three controversial proposals during its meeting next week at the County Center in Riverside.
The issues up for discussion are recreational marijuana, banning single-use plastic straws and stirrers, and a requirement for businesses to use biodegradable products.
The regular meeting starts Tuesday, March 5 at 9:30 a.m. The public hearings start that afternoon at 2 p.m. The public is invited to speak out on the topics.
Ahead of Tuesday’s hearings, here is a breakdown of each proposal up for public input:
Lawmakers want to prohibit the retail sale of marijuana products in the county. The legislation comes in light of the fact that New York State is considering the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes, while giving local municipalities the option to…