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Union Springs aims to modify marijuana opt-out law to serve as compromise with Cayuga Nation

The village of Union Springs is revisiting its draft of a proposed local law to opt out of parts of the state’s new Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act.


Village officials are hopeful that revising it will serve as a compromise between itself and the Cayuga Nation by allowing the Nation to sell marijuana at its Lakeside Trading property.

The goal is to keep its downtown free of dispensaries.

The revision would include the creation of anew zoning district, which would contain the Lakeside property. The zoning change would mean that it would be categorized as highway commercial, with allowable uses including marijuana sales and consumption sites, as well as wholesale growth and distribution.