On November 9, 2021, at 7:30 pm the Village of Port Washington North, like Villages and Towns throughout New York State, will be holding a public hearing on the new Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (a/k/a the Cannabis Law). The purpose of the public hearing will be to consider whether the Village of Port Washington North shall “opt-out” of permitting retail sale of cannabis and/or permit on-site use of cannabis consumption establishments in the Village of Port Washington North. It is important to understand that the role of the local municipality is simply to decide on whether or not to permit retail dispensaries and/or permitting consumption in specifically designated commercial establishments in the Village. New York
State law governs the legalization of Cannabis, we can only control the sale and consumption in commercial dispensaries in our Village.
The public hearing will give each of our residents an opportunity to be heard on this important issue and our attorney will be available to answer any questions that you may have on the New York State Cannabis Law. In the event that you cannot attend please feel free to contact us at 883-5900.