An effort to tighten Red Bank’s controversial cannabis business zoning law faces a double-barreled challenge Monday night.
That’s when the owners of two proposed pot shops that would be less than 350 feet apart go to the planning board. Both are expected to argue they comply with the 2021 law.
If approved, Canopy Crossroad would operate at 9 West Street, next door to Red Bank Liquors. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)
The board has already rejected a pending rewrite of the law by a council subcommittee as out of step with the borough’s Master Plan because it would impede, rather than advance, economic development.
Now, with the rewrite effort incomplete, Canopy Crossroad and Plug Naturals are seeking conditional approvals from the board.