Now the city has again amended the regulations, as one of the newly adopted ordinances furthers restrict where cannabis establishments could be located. Previously, establishments are only allowed in the H-C Highway Commercial and Selected Light Industrial District, as well as the I-H Heavy Industrial District.
While those districts mostly exist on the east side of Bayonne to the east of Route 440, some of that zoning extends into the west side of Bayonne, abutting residential areas on Avenue A near the Bayonne Bridge. To prevent establishments from opening in that area, the City Council has restricted the establishments strictly to the east of Route 440 and outside of certain I-H properties.
Under the regulations, the city allows Class I Cannabis cultivator licenses, Class II Cannabis manufacturer license, Class V Cannabis retailer licenses, and Class VI Cannabis delivery licenses. Bayonne is permitting one cultivator, one manufacturer, two retailers, and two delivery service licenses in total.
There are a number of other changes to the cannabis regulations under the second ordinance as well, pertaining to preliminary application and review process, administration fees, and support resolution, among other topics.