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No Pot Sales in East Hampton

Thu, 12/16/2021 - 11:09

The East Hampton Town Board voted unanimously to opt out of allowing cannabis retail dispensaries or on-site consumption licenses on Dec. 2.

New York State legalized adult use of cannabis with the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act in March, creating an Office of Cannabis Management to oversee and implement the law. If a municipality does not opt out by Dec. 31, it cannot do so later. However, it can opt out by that deadline and then opt back in to allow retail dispensaries, on-site consumption licenses, or both.

In opting out, the board postponed a decision in order to further study the implications before potentially opting in, its multiple discussions to date having done little to further development of a policy

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