Local Law No. 2-2021 of the year 2021
Village of Lakewood, County of Chautauqua.
A local law adopted pursuant to Cannabis Law § 131 opting out of licensing and establishing retail cannabis dispensaries and/or on-site cannabis consumption establishments within the Village of Lakewood.
Section 1. Legislative Intent
It is the intent of this local law to opt the Village of Lakewood out of hosting retail cannabis dispensaries and/or on-site cannabis consumption establishments within its boundaries.
Section 2. Authority
This local law is adopted pursuant to Cannabis Law §131, which expressly authorizes cities and villages to opt-out of allowing retail cannabis dispensaries and/or on-site cannabis consumption establishments to locate and operate within their boundaries.
Section 3. Severability
If a court determines that any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, or part of this local law or the application thereof to any person, firm or corporation, or circumstance in invalid or unconstitutional, the court’s order or judgment shall not affect, impair, or invalidate the remainder of this local law, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, or part of this local law or in its application to the person, individual, firm or corporation or circumstance, directly involved in the controversy in which such a judgement or order shall be rendered.
Section 5. Effective date
This local law shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State. Pursuant to Cannabis Law §131, this local law is subject to a permissive referendum and thus may not be filed with the Secretary of State until the applicable time period has elapsed to file a petition or referendum has been conducted approving this local law.