An ordinance prohibiting all classes of cannabis licensed businesses in residential, commercial and historic downtown districts was introduced at the council meeting on June 21st. The ordinance will allow licensed cannabis business classes which was defined as manufacturers, wholesalers and/or distributors within designated areas of the M-3 zone which was outlined in certain areas of the Borough of South Plainfield.
The introduction of Ordinance 2207 passed with a 4-2 vote with Councilman Smith and White voting against the introduction. A public hearing on this ordinance is scheduled for August 16, 2021, at approximately 7 pm.
The State of New Jersey has, by statue, enacted the “New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act” which legalizes the recreational use of marijuana by adults 21 years of age and older. The statute establishes a comprehensive regulatory and licensing plan for commercial recreation (adult use) cannabis operations, use and possession.