Back in September of 2021, New York became the 18th state to legalize recreational marijuana use. After years of stalled efforts and failed attempts, the Empire State approved a bill late last year that legalized the drug for adults who are 21 and over.  There are reports that the industry could provide more than $4 billion to the New York Economy.

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With the news of the legalization of Marijuana, the use of it became legal as soon as the bill was signed into law.  Once regulations are put in place, the recreational selling of the drug will also be legal in New York State.  On a local level, towns and municipalities had until the end of 2021 to let the state know whether or not they were going to participate in having dispensaries and on-site consumption lounges.

Here is the list of Niagara County towns and Municipalities and their decisions.

1. Barker - Dispensaries (YES) On-Site Consumption (YES)

2. Cambria - Dispensaries (NO) On-Site Consumption (NO)

3. Hartland- Dispensaries (NO) On-Site Consumption (NO)

4. Lewiston- Dispensaries (YES) On-Site Consumption (YES)

5. Lockport (city)- Dispensaries (YES) On-Site Consumption (YES)

6. Lockport (town)- Dispensaries (YES) On-Site Consumption (YES)

7. Middleport- Dispensaries (NO) On-Site Consumption (NO)

8. Newfane- Dispensaries (YES) On-Site Consumption (YES)

9. Niagara (town)- Dispensaries (YES) On-Site Consumption (YES)

10. Niagara Falls (city)- Dispensaries (YES) On-Site Consumption (YES)

11. North Tonawanda- Dispensaries (YES) On-Site Consumption (YES)

12. Pendleton- Dispensaries (NO) On-Site Consumption (NO)

13. Porter- Dispensaries (YES) On-Site Consumption (YES)

14. Royalton- Dispensaries (NO) On-Site Consumption (NO)

15. Somerset- Dispensaries (NO) On-Site Consumption (NO)

16. Wheatfield- Dispensaries (YES) On-Site Consumption (YES)

17. Wilson (town)- Dispensaries (NO) On-Site Consumption (NO)

18. Wilson (village)- Dispensaries (YES) On-Site Consumption (YES)

19. Youngstown- Dispensaries (NO) On-Site Consumption (NO)

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