A Message from the Supervisor

“Welcome to Islip, the 3rd largest town in New York State, but with an endearing small town feel. We are so proud of our town…our beaches, golf courses, marinas, parks, housing opportunities for all, businesses, industrial parks, healthcare and educational institutions including our own Islip MacArthur Airport that provides many job opportunities. I sincerely hope you find this website helpful.” - Angie

We want to hear from you!

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has signed legislation (S.854-A/A.1248-A) legalizing adult-use cannabis.

The bill establishes the Office of Cannabis Management to implement a comprehensive regulatory framework that covers medical, adult-use and cannabinoid hemp. The bill also expands New York State's existing medical marijuana and cannabinoid hemp programs.

Cities, towns, and villages may opt-out of allowing adult-use cannabis retail dispensaries or on-site consumption licenses by passing a local law by December 31, 2021 or nine months after the effective date of the legislation. They cannot opt-out of adult-use legalization.

READ MORE about this legislation.

Here at the Town of Islip, we want to know what our community thinks.

"This is a polarizing topic, with many passionate people coming down on both sides of the issue. I invite all members of our community to take advantage of this opportunity and let us know your thoughts." – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter

Share your opinions on the recent marijuana NYS Legislation with us, by emailing your thoughts to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..