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Public Forum on Marijuana dispensaries & lounges at 11/16 Town Board meeting

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On Tuesday, November 16 at the beginning of the Town Board meeting, a public forum will be held at which Pittsford residents can share their views about legalization of marijuana retail dispensaries and consumption lounges in the Town of Pittsford. The meeting begins at 6:00pm and will be held in the lower level meeting room of Town Hall, 11 South Main Street. 
New York State has set a deadline of December 31, 2021 for local municipalities to decide whether to opt in or opt out of the New York State Cannabis Law, which legalizes operation of marijuana retail dispensaries and consumption lounges. 
Per New York State Law, no action is required by the Town to opt in. The Town can choose to opt out from allowing retail dispensaries and/or consumption lounges. If the Town opts out, it can later – at any time in the future – opt in. However the Town may not opt out after the December 31, 2021 deadline. In other words, if the Town of Pittsford decides before December 31 to opt out, it can opt in to allow retail dispensaries and/or consumption lounges anytime thereafter. If the Town of Pittsford takes no action or chooses to opt in before December 31, the Town cannot ever opt out in the future.
Those interested can read the NYS legislation here:
As always at Town Board meetings, comments by any Pittsford resident may be made in person at the meeting, may be emailed during the meeting to, or can be submitted in advance at any time before 2:30pm on the day of the meeting (a) by email to; (b) by submitting it in writing, through the drop slot to the right of the front door at Town Hall (11 South Main Street); or (c) by U.S. Mail to the Town Clerk, for receipt no later than 2:30pm on the day of the meeting. Please note all comments submitted must include the name and street address of the commenter. Comments from residents will be read by the Town Clerk at the appropriate point of the meeting.