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Oyster Bay plans to ban retail sales, on-site commercial consumption of marijuana

Oyster Bay plans to ban retail sales, on-site commercial consumption of marijuana
Oyster Bay plans to ban retail sales and on-site commercial consumption of marijuana in the town’s unincorporated areas, joining a growing list of Long Island municipalities that have opted-out or are

SEARCH Long Island Sports Newsday TV News Feed Me Opinion Business Obituaries Newsday Live span p11/24/2021Good Afternoon SEARCH span p11/24/2021Good Afternoon Long Island Nassau Oyster Bay plans to ban retail sales, on-site commercial consumption of marijuana Print Share i pShare Tweet Email Oyster Bay plans to ban retail sales and on-site commercial consumption of marijuana in the town’s unincorporated areas, joining a growing list of Long Island municipalities that have opted-out or are considering doing so.Several Long Island municipalities have opted out or scheduled hearings to do so.Those concerns were also raised when the town in March changed its zoning code to require retail marijuana shops to be in light industrial zones at least 1,000 feet from residences, schools, libraries, parks or houses of worship.When the State Legislature was poised to legalize marijuana, the town held a special meeting to pass the zoning change, which passed in March, adding retail marijuana sales, the restrictions on vaping shops and smoking lounges.

Share on Facebook Share on TwitterThat zoning change was originally proposed for vaping shops and hookah lounges, but town officials had appeared to back off the issue in the face of industry opposition.

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