Portville Town Board considers opt-out on marijuana dispensaries – Olean Times Herald

PORTVILLE — Members of the Portville Town Board are considering opting out on allowing licensed marijuana dispensaries in the town.

A copy of the proposed law was provided to board members at their meeting Tuesday after Tim Emley, town supervisor, had it reviewed by the town’s attorney. The board members have several days to read the proposal and recommend changes before moving forward.

“We’re opting out to research it, to get more information from the experts,” Emley said. “We’re not closing the door because we want to hear from people … (but) we’re going to move on it pretty quickly.”

When a date for the upcoming public hearing on the proposed law is determined, a legal notice will be placed in the Olean Times Herald and a notice placed on the door of Portville Town Hall, located at 1102 Portville-Olean Road.

Residents can also call Lori Weitzel, town clerk, at (716) 933-6658 during office hours: Monday from noon to 3 p.m. and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon.

Possession and use of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older is legal in New York state. When recreational marijuana use was enacted earlier this year, it mandated a deadline of

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