New Jersey’s new cannabis industry may soon have a home in South Orange, as the village expects to pass an ordinance allowing retail and other licenses by the end of the year.
The village and its Cannabis Task Force plan to hold a town hall Oct. 21 to hear questions and gather feedback that will inform the task force’s final recommendations for an ordinance, said Bob Zuckerman, member of the Board of Trustees and chairman of the task force.
New Jersey municipalities have been working fast to prepare for the industry after the state passed legislation permitting recreational cannabis in February. In July, South Orange announced the formation of its Cannabis Task Force, composed of members of the board of trustees, representatives from South Orange Downtown, SOMA Action, the police department, members of the public and more.
Zuckerman said the task force has been meeting regularly for three months to sort out licensing, including for retail, industrial, transportation and consumption. Community feedback is the last step.