The saga surrounding a local cannabis dispensary has escalated this week after the Hoboken non-profit, led by a council candidate, advocating against the store opening, threatened sanctions over litigation fees.
Blue Violets Cannabis Dispensary lost a court case in September against the non-profit Hoboken for Responsible Cannabis (HRC) who claimed the store's location on Washington Street was too close to schools, violating a local ordinance, and therefore is not permitted to open.
HRC is led by Liz Urtecho who is also running to represent the 5th Ward in the upcoming City Council elections.
Blue Violets has since been lobbying Hoboken City Council to reach a compromise that would allow it to open. Last week the business filed a notice of appeal, along with a motion to pause the court’s September decision which would allow it to temporarily open while the appeal process proceeded.