Cannabis Legislation

Municipalities such as towns, cities, and villages are permitted to pass local laws and regulations governing the time, place and manner of operation of adult-use retail dispensaries and on-site consumption licensees provided that the local law and regulations do not make the operation of the licensed business unreasonably impracticable, as determined by the Board. For example, cities, towns, and villages are permitted to pass laws and regulations pertaining to local zoning and the location of such licensees, their hours of operation, and adherence to local building codes. Municipalities may not issue local licenses to licensees. Please review au-municipalities.pdf ( for more information.

Additional Resources

1: Marijuana Legalization Resources - New York Conference of Mayors (

2: Local Government | Office of Cannabis Management (

3: Office of Cannabis Management | Office of Cannabis Management (