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A Jersey City cannabis shop is suing a competitor and the city’s planning board, saying the board illegally approved the other shop to open within 600 feet of its location.
The Cannabis Place 420′s 10-page lawsuit claims the board made its decision to approve Kushmart after the city’s supervising planner, Matt Ward, incorrectly stated “there were no retailers” within 600 feet of The Cannabis Place 420 door at 1544 Kennedy Blvd., near Custer Avenue, on the southern end of the city.
The concerns were first raised just before the Jersey City Planning Board approved the application of Cannabis Place 420 Corp to operate an adult-use cannabis dispensary at 1544 Kennedy Boulevard, in close proximity to three public schools, including one just two blocks away, despite the concerns of parents and school officials.
Officials on the planning board argued that their ruling applies to requirements set up by zoning regulations the city council established last year.