Town of Lowville plans to ban marijuana dispensaries – WRVO Public Media

At a board meeting in Lowville in Lewis County last week, Town Supervisor Randy Schell introduced a law that would bar marijuana dispensaries from setting up shop and would prohibit on-site consumption of marijuana at any local businesses.

“[The] town of Lowville wants to opt-out of cannabis retail dispensaries, and on-site cannabis consumption sites from being established to operate or operating within the town’s jurisdiction,” said Schelle at the board meeting.

When the state recently legalized recreational marijuana, it came with a provision that local municipalities could do exactly what the town of Lowville is doing if they so choose. Schell said the town board is against marijuana legalization in its entirety so he plans to take every action to restrict the substance in Lowville.

“This is the only chance we have to mitigate the impacts of the recreational use of marijuana in our jurisdiction,” said Schell.

However, one thing these restrictions cannot apply to is those who choose to grow cannabis.

“You can still grow twelve plants at your house,” said Schell. “You can have three pounds at your house if you want for your own personal use–we can’t do anything about that. All we can do is control

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