SARANAC LAKE — The Harrietstown Town Council will hold a public hearing on potentially opting in to allow retail cannabis businesses within its boundaries later this month.
After initially opting out of allowing cannabis shops in 2021, town councilors have indicated that they’d like to get a slice of the tax revenue the businesses would generate as an additional revenue source.
The public hearing to repeal a previous law opting out of cannabis businesses will be held on Nov. 30 at 5:30 p.m. before the regular meeting in the town board room in the basement of the town hall. This meeting will also be livestreamed on Zoom at tinyurl.com/5bpntm8c. Those interested in viewing can also use the meeting ID 849 5204 3140 and passcode 313222.
When the selling of recreational cannabis was legalized in New York in 2021, local governments had a one-time option to opt out of allowing dispensaries and consumption lounges within their borders, with the option to reverse this decision at a later date. Local governments were automatically opted in otherwise.
The Harrietstown Council chose to opt out, with councilors saying at the time that they wanted to wait for state