Tarrytown Exploring Locations for Cannabis Dispensaries – The Hudson Indy Westchester’s Rivertowns News – – The Hudson Independent

July 29, 2022

By Rick Pezzullo—

The Village of Tarrytown is looking at establishing an area for cannabis dispensaries to possibly do business.

During a recent work session, Mayor Karen Brown proposed the village take steps to set aside the Route 119 corridor in the Office Business (OB) zoning district.

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“The Route 119 corridor is the best place for it,” Brown said. “We can make our own rules about it.”

In December 2021, the Board of Trustees informally decided to join neighboring Sleepy Hollow in welcoming cannabis dispensaries by opting into the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), which was enacted in New York State on March 31, 2021.

That law legalized recreational marijuana and also opened the door for retail cannabis dispensaries and consumption sites to set up shop in all communities.

Each municipality had until December 31 to adopt a local law that prohibits such businesses, which is referred to as opting out of the regulations. If no action was taken, municipalities are automatically opted in, but they can pass legislation that governs the hours and locations of the businesses.

Any tax revenues on local sales of marijuana and other products would be distributed as

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