New database tracks marijuana opt-out decisions

A new database announced today is tracking which communities have decided the portion of the state’s marijuana legalization law that allows communities to decide whether or not to allow retail sales and/or on-premises consumption.

Related: Around 9% of towns, villages have opted out of recreational marijuana law in New York

The database from the Rockefeller Institute of Government is searchable by county, by community and by decision on sales and consumption. One of the most interesting notes is how few communities have made their decisions. The deadline to do so is December 31st. Here’s the breakdown by county in the Finger Lakes:

  • Cayuga – 12 communities have opted out, one has opted in, 18 have not decided.
  • Ontario – Seven communities have opted out, one has opted out of on site consumption only, six have opted in, 12 have not decided.
  • Seneca – Six communities have opted out, two have opted in, six have not decided.
  • Wayne – No communities have opted out, two have opted in, 20 have not decided.
  • Yates – Three communities have opted out, one has opted in, eight have not decided.

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