Press Release for Cannabis Facilities Public Hearing

January 03, 2023



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    Contact: Amanda Hopf

January 3, 2022                                                Phone: 518-891-4150 ext. 202



Public Hearing for proposed amendment to the Village of Saranac Lake Unified Development Code


SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. – The Village of Saranac Lake invites community members, business owners and other stakeholders to participate in a public hearing scheduled for Monday, January 9, 2023 at 5:30 PM in the Village Board Room located at 39 Main Street, on the second floor. The purpose of the hearing is to collect public input on a draft amendment to Development Code for Cannabis Facilities.


In Accordance with the Marihuana Regulation & Taxation Act (MRTA) which legalized adult-use cannabis in New York State, the proposed Local Law will provide amendments to the Village’s Unified Development Code. The intent and purpose of the amendments is to provide a comprehensive zoning plan to govern, regulate, and control Cannabis Facilities within the Village of Saranac Lake in accordance with the Development Code. 


Review the Draft Local Law on the Village Website at


Much like the regulation of alcohol sales, New York State is responsible for issuing licenses for each type of cannabis facility. Municipalities have the authority to regulate where each type of cannabis use is allowed. The proposed amendments to the Development Code identify which zoning districts will allow cannabis uses, including dispensaries, on-site consumption, cultivation, and processing.  Comments regarding licensing requirements should be directed to New York State. The New York State laws regarding cannabis use are posted on the website for the NYS Office of Cannabis Management.


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