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Villages of Skaneateles, Moravia opt out of marijuana sales, on-site consumption, towns of Aurelius, Moravia opt in

Two more marijuana retail sales and consumption opt-outs and two more opt-ins.

The Citizen reports the villages of Skaneateles and and Moravia have opted out, while the towns of Aurelius and Moravia did not pass opt-out laws, meaning they will allow both retail sales and on-premise consumption. Communities have until the end of the week to make their choices. Those who don’t opt out lose the ability to do so under the state law that takes effect January 1st. Those who pass opt-out laws have the right to overturn them at a later date.


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In Skaneateles, the opt-out vote was 3-2. In the village of Moravia, a key factor in the opt-out vote was the lack of guidance from the state, whose Cannabis Control Board has yet to begin meetings. Those villages are both located within towns that opted in.


In the case of Aurelius opted in, officials said since Auburn has opted in, the town might as well take advantage of the tax revenue retail sales will bring in.



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