Planned dispensaries collide at board meeting | | – The Daily Gazette

CATSKILL — A cannabis dispensary site plan application presented at Monday’s village Planning Board meeting has run into some opposition from a representative from a previously board-approved cannabis dispensary site.

In January, the board approved its first cannabis dispensary site plan for Catskill Roots, at 79-81 Maple Ave.

Catskill Cannabis NY LLC, presented its site plan application to the board Monday for a cannabis dispensary at Beer World, 170 W. Bridge St.

There is a minimum distance requirement of 2,000 feet between adult-use cannabis retail dispensaries in municipalities with a population under 20,000, according to the state Office of Cannabis Management. In 2022, the village had a population of about 3,700, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

The village also has a minimum requirement of 2,000 feet between retail cannabis dispensaries.

The two locations are about 1,600 apart from each other, which is under the state and village minimum distance.

The owners of the Beer World, who have already received a state OCM protected license to sell cannabis, plan to take a portion of the existing store to create a separate dispensary, with both businesses having their own entrances. The two businesses will be separate, and they will coexist on the same premises.

At Monday’s meeting, Dimitri

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