While I'm talking about how funny this island is... I personally think this constant marijuana talk is nonsense. IMHO I do not think there is any sort of secret marijuana connection between any of the possible players in these linked cases. More than 60% of the population of Long Island smokes weed. An AWFUL LOT of them grow it themselves, not even to sell. Just personal recreational use. And I'm not talking about your street corner hooligans here. I'm talking about your 35yr old PTA moms. I'm talking about your 55yr old Fire Department guys. I'm talking about your grandpa's who coach little league teams. I've had enough of the speculation and wild theories about crazy underground marijuana rings here, lol. IT ISN'T UNDERGROUND. AT ALL. And it sure isn't a secret. Heroin or cocaine, oxycontin, sure. Those are pretty big rings and full of messy connections. Not simple marijuana. There's no need for a "drug ring" to exist for marijuana use on Long Island.