LAKE PLACID — Around 50 people attended an informational session on the state’s cannabis law on Wednesday, but only one member of the community shared an opinion.
The state Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act legalized recreational cannabis use in March, and municipalities have the option to opt out of allowing recreational dispensaries and/or on-site consumption sites in their jurisdiction until Dec. 31. Wednesday’s informational session on the law was an opportunity for the community to learn more about the law and for village and town officials to hear residents’ thoughts before making a decision.
Lake Placid Central School District Superintendent Timothy Seymour gave his input following a presentation on the new state law by Association of Towns attorney Sarah Brancatella.
“There’s a lot of viewpoints on this, and each of those viewpoints, you know, are informed by the experiences that each person carries with them,” Seymour said.
Seymour spoke from the experience of a school administrator; he said he has seen an uptick in students who are using vapes and “discrete nicotine and THC delivery devices.” He said that he believes providing greater access to discrete THC devices and concentrated THC “poses a threat to the mission of our school to educate