You may be able to legally purchase marijuana at a dispensary in Oneonta before the end of the year.
Oneonta resident, Francis Russo, is among the first to receive a license to sell marijuana in New York State. Oneonta Police are now going to have to work within the legislation that’s been passed, and since the dispensaries haven’t opened yet, City of Oneonta Police Chief Christopher Witzenburg says there’s a lot of unknowns.
“The best that we can do at this point is be aware of potential issues, and keep an eye out for trends or potential problems,” he said.
The Chief hasn’t seen an increase in criminality or impaired driving offenses yet, but does see the potential for an increase once the dispensary is open. Legacies Barber Nate Snyder doesn’t expect problems related to marijuana use.
“I don’t know if in this town what it would hurt to be honest. With all the restaurants and stuff we have I think bringing in cannabis is probably going to increase a lot of revenue for a lot of places,” he said.
Wise Guys Pizza & Italian Deli Owner Michael Joubert is certainly expecting good things to happen at his business.
“Well, you know the munchies…we do