Fredonia not ready to ‘opt out’ on marijuana

Fredonia Village Hall

Cannabis dispensaries are still on the table in Fredonia, because of a tabling.

The Fredonia Board of Trustees put off voting on an “opt out” of the state’s placement of the pot stores Wednesday. Trustee Scott Johnston proposed tabling it for “further research,” and the other three board members unanimously agreed.

During a public hearing beforehand, the majority of the speakers wanted to allow dispensaries in the village, although several people spoke in favor of the opt out option. The village can still opt out until Dec. 31.

Marcia Johnson stated, “It is not in the interest of our community to opt out of this business opportunity. To begin, many local communities have already opted out, making the likelihood of success for our community more likely.”


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