VILLAGE OF MINOA – The Village of Minoa will pass a local law that lets the municipality opt out of permitting marijuana dispensaries and consumption sites inside its boundaries.
In turn, the village will place mandatory referendums on its upcoming March ballot to let the residents decide which route should be taken.
An early general sense of public opinion could be gathered at the Sept. 7 open session that took place in the village hall on North Main Street.
Although the public hearing briefly became heated, a cross-section of opinions on the matter ended up being heard that Tuesday evening.
One local said she expects the traffic leading to cannabis dispensaries and consumption sites to then flow to area restaurants as a result of the munchies, a craving that would thus bring in additional revenue for the village.
She also said the out-of-state dispensaries she has visited strike her as “secure and safe”—a departure from the sight of someone dealing drugs on a corner.
Along the same lines, a self-described lifelong village resident said a dispensary is unlikely to bring the proverbial man in a black trench coat to Minoa.
One former law enforcement officer who has lived in the village