Multiple Dispensaries in Catskill await State Retail Licensing – Hudson Valley 360

CATSKILL — Although marijuana dispensaries were approved by the village in 2022, multiple dispensary businesses are awaiting state licensing, however, one has received village support and approval.

Catskill Roots came to the village to discuss its intentions of opening a dispensary over a year ago, said Village Trustee and Juice Branch owner Natasha Law.

“As we do with any new business fitting zoning regulations, we welcomed them to the community,” she said. “They purchased the property and have been moving forward for the last year.”

The village Planning Board approved at its Jan. 22 meeting a site plan for Catskill Roots, a dispensary planned for 79-81 Maple Ave.

“As soon as state licensing opened to the general public, they requested a letter of support from the village, which we supplied, drafted by our village lawyer to go with their application,” Law said.

When the letter of support was drafted, the village was approached by another potential cannabis business, The Green Hut, which recently purchased the old Pizza Hut building at 75 Maple Ave., and wanted a letter of support to send with their application.

“As a board we could not supply that letter of support because it goes against our zoning regulations of not allowing

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