Opt in or out? No word yet from two Cayuga County towns on marijuana decisions

The December 31st deadline for opting out of marijuana retail sales and on-site consumption has passed, but we still don’t know some communities’ decisions.


The Citizen reports there’s been no official word out of the town of Sempronius and Throop. The towns of Venice and Scipio and the village of Jordan all opted out of both sales and on-site consumption. Officials from those communities said they based their decisions on what their residents told them. They also cited concerns, as did many communities in the Finger Lakes, about the fact that the state board that is supposed to regulate marijuana has yet to issue any regulations.

Related: New database tracks marijuana opt-out decisions


Communities that opted out can not change their decisions. Those that opted in can.

Union Springs opted out, but rezoned the land upon which the Cayuga Indians’ Lakeside Trading is located, allowing sales there. Sales are already underway at Lakeside Trading.


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