Last June, Bordentown passed an ordinance that prohibited recreational cannabis establishments in town. Now, a new ordinance is being crafted for consideration during the first quarter of next year, said Michael Theokas, Bordentown Township administrator. The new measure would follow all of the standard procedures of public comments and notification.
The proposed change would not specify a company or property, although Bordentown’s Curaleaf, which is currently operating as a medical cannabis dispensary only, could include retail sales in their repertoire if they choose to apply for a license.
The Curaleaf facility, which is located at 191 U.S. 130, within the township’s designated highway commercial zone, opened as the company’s 109th facility in August 2021. Company officials appeared before the township committee with a presentation proposing the sale of recreational marijuana in town.
“They’ve been a very good neighbor and a good corporate citizen to the township,” Theokas said. He explained in an interview with the Current that, if a new ordinance passes, “a prospective licensee would then have to get a letter from the municipality stating that a retail cannabis store is a permitted use in a listed specific location, and get a resolution from the governing body confirming the appropriate zoning.”