Town of Watertown plans public hearing about marijuana dispensaries

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WATERTOWN — It’s now town of Watertown residents’ turn to chime in about marijuana dispensaries.

The Town Board is expected to decide next week to opt out of the state law that legalizes pot shops.

A public hearing will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the town hall, 22867 County Route 67, to allow residents a chance to comment about the issue.

If they disagree with opting out, residents could initiate a petition that would force a referendum for voters to decide if dispensaries and places of pot consumption should operate in the town.

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