Curran announces recreational pot task force

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran on Thursday announced the creation of a county task force dedicated to studying the possible ramifications of statewide legalization of recreational marijuana, a measure supported by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

As New York lawmakers hammer out the details of a policy, Nassau’s task force will study the effects of legalization on public safety, business and other issues, officials said.

Last month, Cuomo said legalizing recreational marijuana would be a priority in the 2019 legislative session, which began this week. Some Democratic state lawmakers long have supported legalizing recreational weed.

Nassau officials said it was key to study the issue, painting the legislation as an inevitability that will involve more at