The Cayuga County towns of Owasco and Sterling have opted-in, or more specifically, have not opted out, of both retail marijuana sales and on-premise consumption.
The Citizen quotes Owasco Supervisor Ed Wagner as saying residents support the idea. He also said because the town has no downtown business district, any application for a marijuana business would go through the town’s zoning and planning boards.
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The towns of Elbridge and Scipio and the village of Moravia have reportedly decided to opt out by the December 31st deadline. The state has been slow in putting together the Cannabis Control Board that will oversee the process, so it appears unlikely there will be any retail sales before 2023.
According to published reports, over four hundred communities have opted out. Roughly 30% of New York communities have said no to sales. Slightly more have banned or plan to ban on-premise consumption. Most cities in New York have opted in.
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