WAVERLY — In a split decision Tuesday, the Waverly Board of Trustees narrowly passed a motion directing the village attorney to draft a local law to opt out of allowing legal marijuana dispensaries within the municipality.

The 4-3 vote came after trustees unanimously passed a law opting the village out of “cannabis cafes” — or businesses that would allow on-site consumption of the drug.

A public hearing would need to be held prior to formally passing the legislation to opt out of dispensaries, which won’t be scheduled unless the trustees approve the actual draft of the law. A decision on that matter is expected at the board’s next meeting on Nov. 23

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