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Village of Horseheads considers two legal cannabis proposals

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The Village of Horseheads is on the brink of potentially hosting its first legal marijuana operations, with two proposals—one for a cannabis greenhouse and another for a dispensary—up for discussion at the Village Board of Trustees meeting scheduled for Thursday at 6 p.m. UpState Craft Cannabis, a small business operated by a husband and wife team, has applied for a Special Use Permit to cultivate cannabis at 3312 South Main Street. They plan to supply marijuana solely to licensed retailers throughout New York State. This proposal follows a temporary delay due to procedural oversight regarding meeting agenda publication.

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Additionally, a Special Use Permit application for opening a cannabis dispensary at the site of a former Denny’s restaurant at 950 Chemung Street will be presented to the board. A public hearing for this application is anticipated to be set for March 21. The location was previously reported to have been acquired by the owner of Mooney’s Sports Bar & Grill in November 2023.

The upcoming Village Board meeting, which will also be accessible via Zoom, marks a significant step for Horseheads in potentially welcoming legal cannabis businesses, aligning with New York State’s broader movement towards regulated marijuana sales. This move is expected to generate discussion among the trustees and the community about the integration of cannabis businesses within the village.