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By unanimous vote, the Busti Town Board has opted out of allowing cannabis dispensaries and consumption sites in the town.
Todd Hanson, Busti Town Board member, said the local law to opt out was passed after a public hearing was held Monday. He said about a dozen people spoke to the board about the proposed law and they were all against allowing pot dispensaries and consumption sites in the town.
“About 12 people spoke out in favor of passing a local law to prohibit sales and onsite dispensaries,” he said.
Hanson said the local law will be for the section of the town outside of the village of Lakewood. He said the Lakewood Village Board will make its own decision on the opt out law. The village will be hosting a public hearing at 6:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9, at the Lakewood Village Hall, located at 20 W. Summit St., on the possibility of passing its own opt out law.
Hanson said the Busti Town Board discussion on the local law included the fact that if they were going to opt out, they had to by the end of the