Suffolk County Resolution 1038-2019

Empire State NORML, and our sub-chapter NORML Long Island oppose proposed Suffolk County Resolution 1038-2019 “A local law prohibiting the sale of marijuana products in Suffolk County.” also known as the Suffolk County Opt Out Bill.

It’s come to our attention that many of the statements made by resolution sponsors, legislator Robert Trotta and Kevin Mccaffrey, in Section 1 aren’t supported by facts or scientific research. We broke down some of the more concerning issues that you list in your resolution into a bulleted list rebutting most of the points, with sources and citations that we encourage you to fully vet.

The full text of the Suffolk County Resolution 1038-2019 can be read here.

The research above was originally done by the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws and appeared on