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Seneca Falls: Newly-formed Cannabis Licensing and Advisory Board holds first meeting

The Seneca Falls Town Board voted last week to form a Cannabis Licensing and Advisory Board to draft regulations and rules concerning the use and sale of cannabis within the town.

The new board gathered on Thursday, June 9 for their first meeting.

Around 9% of towns, villages have opted out of recreational marijuana law in New York

Seneca Falls officials, members of Cayuga Nation sit on town cannabis board

New York State requires municipalities that voted to allow marijuana sales to impose regulations on sales and use in their community.

The Seneca Falls Town Board voted not to opt out of cannabis sales in September of last year.

Seneca Falls’ cannabis board members include Police Chief Stu Peenstra, Supervisor Mike Ferrara, Town Board member Kaitlyn Laskoski, Tammy Orlopp, Melissa Brown, Frank Ruzicka as well as Dan Emmo and Melissa Berringer to represent the Cayuga Nation, according to Finger Lakes Times.

The Cayuga Nation currently sells cannabis in Seneca Falls. The Nation is not subject to local or state marijuana regulations due to its sovereign status.

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