Now that the sale of recreational cannabis is legal in New Jersey, Princeton residents have some simple questions to resolve: Should the town allow a dispensary – call it a pot shop – to open in town? If so how many should the town allow? And where should they be located?
The town’s Cannabis Task Force, set up after the legalization vote, came up with some recommendations – suggestions only, since the Task Force has no authority. The recommendations included limiting the number initially to no more than three and requiring each of them to be at least 200 feet from a school – the same distance that state law requires liquor stores to be from schools.
In addition, of course, any Princeton store would have to operate in accordance with all state regulations, some of which are even stricter than those for liquor stores. A person of any age can walk into a liquor store and purchase any number of non-alcoholic items. No one under the age of 21 can even enter a cannabis dispensary.
So now it’s up to Mayor and Council, and they will continue the discussion on Tuesday, May 17, at 7 pm. in a meeting that will be available on Zoom. TAPinto will post the link when it becomes available.