Village board mulls options on marijuana dispensaries | News, Sports, Jobs – Evening Observer

OBSERVER Photo by Anthony Dolce Pictured is Village Clerk Roxanne Astry, Village Mayor Bill Dorman and Trustee Cindy Flaherty.


CASSADAGA — With the deadline looming on municipalities looking to opt out of having dispensaries, the Cassadaga Village Board agreed to table the issue to do more research on the benefits of such facilities, as well as possibly hear more from the community.

While the village can’t outlaw use of cannabis in the house or on private property, they can opt to not have dispensaries in the village, but they would lose out on the funding that comes from the tax generated from sales.

“I think the cities are naturally going to have them,” said village attorney Joseph Calimeri. “They won’t want to miss out on the revenue, but the smaller, self-sufficient villages and towns might not.”

Despite being forced to make a decision soon, there are a lot of questions that remain for the village and other municipalities. There is no defined THC limit on what is allowed, as currently it is only measured by the weight.

“The other issue I haven’t been able to find an answer

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