Several cannabis applicants with letters of recommendation from the township spoke at the recent town council meeting about the revised cannabis ordinance which mandates businesses to open their shops within a year of receiving a license from the state and increases the minimum distance from cannabis establishments to schools and houses of worship from 100 to 500 feet.
Cory Dishman, co-founder of the township-approved Library of NJ, Inc. dispensary reported that he had to secure a new location due to predatory action from the business' landlord. He asked the council to amend their resolution with the new address. “Please, I'm begging you, to not allow a greedy landlord to control our fate. Three years of hard work and sacrifice have been put into this,” he implored.
James Jackson, owner of township-approved Yerrr Canna LLC, asked the council not to pass the revised ordinance requiring cannabis business owners to begin operations within a year of state approval. He stated, “Applicants do not control when they receive their licenses from the New Jersey CRC (Cannabis Regulation Commission).”