Knox allows cannabis sales, lounges
Noah Zweifel reports for the Altamont Enterprise that the Town of Knox, in southern Albany County, decided Dec. 21 not to opt-out of cannabis retail shops or consumption lounges. The town board did not vote, but discussed the issue, and decided not to take a vote. Outgoing Knox supervisor Vasilios Lefkaditis said Nov. 30 he was not opposed to allowing those facilities, and then on Dec. 10 he emailed The Enterprise to express his surprise at the number of people interested in the issue. Then on Dec. 21 he somehow claimed “This was only dropped on my desk last week,” despite his previous comments and the widespread reporting that communities had until Dec. 31 to opt-out of sales or lounges. No member of the public spoke either way about the law during and public-comment session in Knox. Supervisor-elect Russell Pokorny said after the meeting, “I’m not sure whether we’ll have to modify zoning laws or not.... It’ll take a little while to figure that out.” Read more about this story in the Altamont Enterprise.