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Cassara Grasso, a local business owner, previously petitioned the council to consider adding allowances for retail dispensaries, a change that Councilman Justin Musella spoke in favor of.
Musella said it was important to keep businesses in the township and to look into alternative revenue streams for it.
The feasibility of allowing cannabis “dispensary development” along the Route 9 corridor in Bass River Township’s Commercial Zone is being “researched,” with Mayor Deborah Buzby-Cope revealing during a Jan. 3 Bass River Township Board of Commissioners meeting that “it has been brought up about having a dispensary in town.”
Three ordinances proposing non-retail cannabis operations in the borough will be the subject of public hearings and possible votes Monday.
No cannabis business has applied to the borough, said Borough Administrator Richard Kunze. The ordinances are intended to define what businesses will be allowed in the future, where they can be and how they will be regulated.
South River will allow licensed facilities to grow and process marijuana wholesale but will not permit retail pot stores to open.
The Borough Council earlier this month approved two ordinances allowing certain licensed marijuana facilities to operate in nonresidential areas in the borough.
The borough will allow licensed facilities to grow and process marijuana wholesale, but will not permit retail pot stores to open.
The Borough Council unanimously approved two ordinances earlier this month that allow certain licensed marijuana facilities to operate in nonresidential areas in the borough.
The Township Council has adopted an ordinance that will amend Aberdeen Township’s Commerce and Transportation Center Redevelopment Plan and allow five types of cannabis businesses to operate in one area of the municipality.
New Jersey law permits six marketplace classes of licensed cannabis businesses: cultivator; manufacturer; wholesaler; distributor; retails sales; and delivery service for cannabis and/or cannabis related products.
annabis manufacturers will be able to operate here under an ordinance the Township Council recently approved, but the same measure bans all other marijuana-based businesses recently legalized in New Jersey.
The ordinance cites “uncertainties regarding the potential future impacts that allowing one or more classes of cannabis business might have on New Jersey municipalities” as the basis for the limitations.
Hamilton and Robbinsville Town Councils both passed local ordinances for their respective towns this week banning the retail sales of legalized recreational marijuana for adults. The ordinances passed unanimously -- on Tuesday night during the Hamilton Council meeting and on Thursday night during the Robbinsville Council meeting.
Robbinsville cited lack of clear rules from the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission regarding oversight. The town has opted out of all forms of cannabusinesses including manufacturing, delivery, and distribution.
Aberdeen Township will allow marijuana to be grown in that town, but it will not allow retail marijuana businesses to open.
Holmdel and Middletown are likely voting not to allow marijuana businesses to open up in their towns, either. It remains unknown what Matawan will decide.
This Wednesday night, the Aberdeen Town Council will vote on an ordinance that will change the zoning of part of Aberdeen to allow "cannabis establishments, distributors and delivery services" to be located there.