Created: December 31, 2021 03:36 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Friday marks the deadline for towns and villages in New York to opt out of allowing businesses that sell recreational marijuana or allow its consumption on site.
Localities could opt out either or both. If they want to opt out, they had to do it by Friday. They can opt back in later.
If a locality opts out, it will not receive any tax money from the sales of recreational marijuana.
In Monroe County, several localities have opted out entirely, including Churchville, Clarkson, Gates, Greece, Hamlin, Hilton, Mendon, and the towns and villages of Pittsford and Webster.
In Ontario County, the Town of Canandaigua has opted out entirely, but the City of Canandaigua opted in to recreational marijuana sales and out of consumption. The Town and Village of Victor both opted into sales but out of consumption sites. Other notable opt-outs include Farmington, Naples and East and West Bloomfield.
The only area to opt-out in Wayne County so far was the Town of Walworth.
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