Municipal officials in Red Bank are preparing legislation that is expected to establish the guidelines under which marijuana businesses would be permitted to operate in the borough.
The topic of marijuana businesses operating in Red Bank was discussed during a Borough Council workshop meeting on June 9.
The town’s elected representatives indicated they are in favor of permitting marijuana businesses to operate in Red Bank with certain operational guidelines in place.
“We have to come up with an ordinance that determines how strong we want to be or how loose we want to be with the regulations for cannabis operations,” said Shawna Ebanks, Red Bank’s director of community development.
An ordinance that will establish regulations for cannabis businesses in Red Bank is scheduled to be introduced by the Borough Council on July 21.
The Red Bank Planning Board is expected to review the ordinance during its meeting on Aug. 2.
The ordinance is expected to return before the council members on Aug. 18 for a public hearing and possible vote.