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Banning recreational cannabis businesses in Irondequoit



Irondequoit, New York — According to the new proposal, the Town of Irondequoit would ban retail and on-site consumption cannabis businesses.

In March when it was signed into law, the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act legalized adult-use recreational marijuana in New York State. Under the law, municipalities may initially choose to opt out of allowing businesses that sell cannabis, including for on-site consumption of cannabis products.

On October 27, one member of the Irondequoit Town Board introduced such a proposal to opt out. A public hearing on the proposal is scheduled for 7:35 p.m. November 9 in the Broderick Room at the Irondequoit Town Hall.

Residents will have 45 days after that public hearing to sign a petition challenging the proposal and requesting a public vote on whether it will be adopted, according to the Town of Irondequoit.

Any local laws, statewide, opting out of retail cannabis sale and consumption must be adopted by January 1, 2022.