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



New York – According to the new data provided by the Associations of Towns of New York State, around 9% of communities have opted out of the zoning portion of recreational marijuana legalization.

For towns that opted out, businesses will not be able to open if they sell or allow patrons to consume marijuana in those communities.

There are 84 of them across the state that has opted out of both the retail sale of marijuana and on-site consumption of cannabis.

Around 9% or 46 villages in New York have opted out of the law, which would not only allow the share in modern law, but revenues that will come from its legalization across New York.

“At this point, it appears there is not a major wave of opt-outs sweeping across the state,” Chris Anderson, research director for the Association of Towns recently said. “We expect to see some more activity, but it’s certainly pretty late in the game. We have a good indication now it will be a low opt-out percentage statewide.”

There will be exceptions to all the state’s rules after many have learned in the Finger Lakes region over the last two months.