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Coeymans to discuss proposed law allowing cannabis sales Nov. 22

Nov 12, 2021 1:21 pm

Melanie Lekocevic reports for Capital Region Independent Media that citizens in Coeymans can give their opinion Nov. 22 about a proposed law in Coeymans allowing cannabis sales, but barring cannabis consumption sites. “This local law being proposed would allow for the retail sale and purchase of cannabis in our town, outside the boundaries of the village, but it would not allow for the consumption on site, meaning there would be no smoke rooms in the cannabis shops that you could go to and consume the cannabis once you purchased it,” Town Supervisor George McHugh said. Local towns have until Dec. 31 to opt-out, or else cannabis sales will be allowed, after state legislators legalized the drug in April. McHugh said the town wrote the law to mimic one recently passed in Colonie. The public hearing will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 22 at Coeymans Town Hall, 18 Russell Ave., in Ravena in southern Albany County. Read more about this story at the Ravena News-Herald.