Readers Write: Manhasset civic associations back cannabis opt-out

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Readers Write: Manhasset civic associations back cannabis opt-out

Dear Supervisor Bosworth and Members of the Town Board:

The Council of Greater Manhasset Civic Associations (aka Greater Council) has unanimously voted at its Dec. 8 meeting to strongly encourage the Town of North Hempstead Town Board to opt out of the New York State’s Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act provisions that would otherwise allow retail cannabis dispensaries and on-site cannabis consumption establishments within the Town of North Hempstead.

The Greater Council has unanimously agreed that the long-term detriments to our Town of North Hempstead residents within our communities of such facilities currently far outweigh the presumed financial benefits.

The Town Board action is required prior to MRTA deadline of Dec. 31 and we look forward to the town board’s timely action to opt out.

The Greater Council

Manhasset

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