Greece votes to opt-out of recreational marijuana

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GREECE, N.Y. (WHEC) — Rochester’s largest suburb has voted to opt-out of allowing businesses that sell recreational marijuana or allow its consumption on-site.

The Greece Town Board voted to opt-out during its Town Board meeting Thursday night after residents were able to submit comments.

The Town said it only received one comment in opposition to opting out and all other comments were in support.

Under New York State’s legal recreational marijuana policy, localities have until Dec. 31 to opt-out of allowing businesses for the sale or consumption of marijuana within their limits.

A town can’t opt-out after that date, but it can reverse its decision and opt-in after that date.

Ogden and Pittsford have opted out, as well as the Town of Gates. Irondequoit decided to opt-in.