The Borough Council Monday night will consider two ordinances that would permit retail sales of marijuana at a maximum of two locations limited to storefronts on state highways 22, 202 and 206.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at police headquarters, 24 So. Bridge St. The meeting will also be live streamed. The public is invited to comment.
The YouTube link is: Somerville, NJ - Borough Council Meeting - July 19, 2021 - YouTube
Other neighboring towns, including Hillsborough, Bridgewater and Manville, have been less receptive to granting licenses to sell marijuana, voting against retail stores and farming, cultivation and warehouse operations.
The proposed ordinances include several stipulations, requiring that the retail establishments cannot be located within 600 feet of one another. No individual or business entity is allowed to own both licenses. Retail staff and customers will be prohibited from lighting up a joint on the premises; also, consumption of any marijuana-based food product will not be allowed.