The city of Hornell has opted out of on-site consumption of marijuana at retail dispensaries.
Communities have until this week to decide whether to opt out of retail sales and/or on-site consumption under the state’s marijuana legalization law that takes effect January 1st. The Evening Tribune reports the measure passed 7-2, with Democratic Councilors John Allison and Jeff Brown opposing the measure.
By opting out now, the city reserves the right to change its mind in the future. Communities that do not opt out can not reverse the decision later. Mayor John Buckley says the city wants to wait for the state’s Cannabis Control Board to form and start issuing guidance.
The Common Council voted in June to ban marijuana from public parks and bus stops once the state law goes into effect.
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