Why Lowville may opt out of new marijuana legislation – Spectrum News

Lowville, the small town of less than 5,000 people in Lewis County, may soon join other municipalities by not hosting an adult-use marijuana dispensary, a decision that will follow a public hearing later this month.

While the town must follow state laws that make growing, possessing and using certain amounts of marijuana legal, it does plan to opt out of legislation that would allow dispensaries and on-site use in the town. The opt-out provision was included in the state legislation passed earlier this year.

“One size does not indeed fit all and certain jurisdictions may have different feelings about different issues contained in certain legislation,” Town Supervisor Randy Schell said.

What You Need To Know New York State gives each municipality until the end of the year to opt-out of allowing marijuana dispensaries and on-premise use
The village of Lowville, considered conservative, may vote later this month to opt-out of the program
The village says by opting out, it allows people to gather signatures on a petition to trigger a public vote

The town doesn’t know what the impact of a dispensary or on-premise use would have on the community, Schell said. And residents

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