Watertown hosts recreational marijuana listening session

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WATERTOWN — Community members offered thoughts about the state’s possible legalization of recreational marijuana during the Watertown “listening session” Thursday night at Jefferson Community College’s Sturtz Theater.

The goal of these sessions — based on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s multi-agency study group report about recreational marijuana — is to allow public comment about the final legislative proposal being presented to the Legislature in the upcoming session.

The report, released in July, found that the positive impacts of a regulated marijuana program outweigh the negative effects.

Of the estimated 70 people who showed up for Thursday’s session, about

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