Borough resident Josephine Guttadauro asked the council about an application to open a marijuana dispensary at The Galleria saying, “Everyone I’ve spoken with in town has no knowledge of that actually happening. Why would we do that in our community? We have to look at the adverse effects. My question is, “Did you approve to open up a dispensary in Red Bank?””
Administrator Shehady responded saying, “The governing body amended the ordinance to allow for (a) medicinal marijuana (facility) that is licensed by the State, not recreational. That was not discussed and has not come up.”
Regarding a marijuana dispensary at The Galleria, “An application did come into the zoning department to request whether that fits within the parameters of the zoning ordinance. The zoning department denied that application,” said Shehady.