Recreational marijuana establishments that are licensed by the state are now permitted to operate in Cinnaminson after legislation that was passed at Monday night's Township Committee meeting.
That doesn't mean dispensaries will begin popping up in the township, Mayor Albert Segrest said. Township Committee's 5-0 vote to allow cannabis establishments as a permitted use in the township just sets the parameters so if a business does want to come into the township, there are already laws in place.
"We were tasked with helping develop a vision of how we think about the topic as a whole," Township Manager Eric Schubiger said. "When people want to bring a new business into the township, there is a process that involves the planning board and the zoning board. That gets lost a little bit, but we need to keep that in mind."
After the legislation was introduced at the June 21 Township Committee meeting, it went before the planning board, which has ruled that having recreational marijuana establishments in the township is consistent with the township's master plan, and they will be limited to a certain area of the township.