The Woodbury Village Board meeting on November 14 featured a mixed bag of news for the community. For those in favor of recreational cannabis, dispensaries are planned within the village and town of Woodbury. These dispensaries will differ from others in the area, such as The Botanist in Middletown, which is a medical cannabis dispensary. Currently, medical dispensaries require that a physician certified with New York State issue patients a cannabis license that then grants them entry and allows them to make a purchase. The new dispensaries in Woodbury would allow anyone over the age of 21 to enter and buy cannabis products. It is now legal in New York State to possess up to three ounces of cannabis and up to 24 grams of concentrated cannabis if you are over the age of 21. It’s still against the law, however, for anyone under 21 to purchase or use any amount of cannabis, and only certified retailers can sell cannabis.
The federal government still considers cannabis to be a Schedule 1 substance and against the law to have without a medical license. (This means you shouldn’t travel with any marijuana if you’re flying somewhere for the holidays. The TSA