Despite concerns, Pennington Council is maintaining their support for three cannabis retail establishments in the borough.
Council President Kit Chandler, Councilman Charles Marciante, Councilwoman Kati Angarone, Councilwoman Nadine Stern and Councilman Ken Gross voted “yes” during a meeting on June 6 confirming their initial support of three resolutions for the cannabis retail establishments of Cannique, Fine Fettle and Jersey Meds Management.
The resolutions authorize the zoning officer to issue zoning letters as quickly as possible.
Councilwoman Deborah Gnatt abstained from the vote.
The cannabis topic was raised at the meeting following a letter sent from representatives of Cannique, who asked the council to reconsider the action previously taken in issuing support for all three establishments.
Borough Attorney William Bliss said the letter stated, “Jersey Meds Group did not act in good faith and concealed the fact that it had established a new entity Jersey Meds LLC and had also changed its ownership just before Council acted on the resolution for the three applicants on May 2.”
Bliss further said the letter asked to withdraw the Jersey Meds resolution or Cannique would “have no choice but to withdraw its application from the borough and requests that the application requiring fee in the amount of $2,500 be immediately returned.”