After Hoboken's relatively new Cannabis Review Board approved a non-medical dispensary Thursday and considered applications of two others, some residents who were frustrated with the approval process have posted an online petition.
Also as a result of that debate, one of the other two applicants — Blue Violets Dispensary — posted a message to the community last week about its application to open on Washington Street (see more on that below). And Mayor Ravi Bhalla has now suggested limiting the number of dispensaries to six within the mile-square city.
The residents' online petition, which had received nearly 500 signatures as of Monday morning, reads, "During the nearly five hour hearing, numerous individuals from the neighborhood immediately surrounding 14th Street and Hudson spoke out against [the application that was approved]. Shockingly, the CRB voted to approve the application prior to receiving comments from the community."