KNOX — The Knox Town Board has decided not to opt out of New York State’s marijuana law. That means pot shops and parlors can come to town.
The board’s decision on Dec. 21 may have had something to do with the fact that the outgoing supervisor, Vasilios Lefkaditis, did not broach the discussion until the last minute, despite the New York State Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act — which grants municipalities the authority to bar pot facilities — being enacted in the spring.
Lefkaditis told The Enterprise on Nov. 30 that he was not opposed to allowing those facilities in Knox. A little over a week later, on Dec. 10, he emailed The Enterprise to express his surprise at the number of people who had since reached out to him about the town’s intent.
“Noah what is going on? I’ve received no less than 4 emails, since yours below, regarding this opt-out,” Lefkaditis wrote. “Am I missing something, why does anyone/everyone give a shit?”
At Tuesday’s meeting, Lefkaditis said that, although the state law has been in effect since March 31, “This was only dropped on my desk last week.”
After outlining the situation and the board’s options, he asked