The Borough Council is taking action to establish regulations for marijuana businesses that may eventually operate in Freehold Borough.
On June 7, council members introduced an ordinance that will, if adopted, establish where cannabis establishments may be permitted in the borough and how they may receive a business license.
Council President Annette Jordan and council members Michael DiBenedetto, George Schnurr, Margaret Rogers and Adam Reich voted “yes” on a motion to introduce the ordinance. Councilwoman Sharon Shutzer voted “no” on the motion.
A public hearing on the ordinance is scheduled for June 21. Residents and interested parties may comment on the proposed ordinance at that time. The council may adopt the ordinance that evening.
The council’s action follows the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act, also known as A-21, which was approved by state legislators in February after New Jersey voters in 2020 approved a constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana.