Greenburgh holds meeting on retail sale of marijuana, on-site consumption lounges
A public discussion was held in Greenburgh Wednesday night on whether retail cannabis dispensaries and lounges should be permitted within town borders.
During the town board meeting, some residents argued the tax revenue is much needed and selling marijuana poses the same risk as selling alcohol and cigarettes.
Others in support of opting out said there's still no way to officially test for drivers under the influence of marijuana.
Once a municipality opts in to allowing dispensaries and lounges, it can never opt out in the future.
If a town opts out now, it can opt back into sales at any time.
Municipalities have until Dec. 31 to decide.