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Tompkins County communities have made or are about to make marijuana opt-out decisions

New York communities have until the end of the week to decide if they want to opt out of the state law legalizing marijuana possession.

If communities don’t opt out now, they won’t have that option in the future. The Ithaca Weekly reports a number of Tompkins County communities have made their choices. Ithaca Town Supervisor Rod Howe says the town will not opt out. He says the town is awaiting the formation of the state’s Cannabis Control Board in order to get more guidance. He says the Planning Committee will discuss the issue further in 2022.

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Dryden Supervisor Jason Leifer says his community also has no plans to opt out. The same goes for Trumansburg, according to Mayor Rordan Hart. The villages of Dryden and Lansing have opted out.