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The ordinance will be introduced by title only — meaning its details are not yet known. However, Thursday's introduction will not decide the ordinance's fate.
If introduced, the ordinance will be forwarded to the township's Planning Board for review and comment, possibly as soon as its Monday meeting. The board's comments will be returned to the council for review, a public hearing and a possible vote at some unspecified future date.
The applicant — ADPP Enterprises — would then have to return to the Planning Board for approval of its operation plan.
The Cannabis Task Force met again on Thursday, December 16, and – despite a public opinion campaign in opposition to the group’s recent recommendations to Princeton Council – decided to stick with those recommendations.
The Task Force recommended that the town “allow no more than three retail medical and adult-use dispensaries, with a strong preference for at least one micro-license that has a social equity priority.”
Corey Dishmen is one of the entrepreneurs behind The Library of New Jersey, a minority-owned company seeking to enter the cannabis market in the Garden State. Along with co-founder, Charles Penn, he's seeking to obtain a retail marijuana dispensary license or micro-license and launch the state's first Black-owned recreational cannabis retail shop.
Dishmen told Patch that The Library is seeking licensing in West Orange.
What is expected to be America's largest cannabis market is still stuck in limbo as New York legislators hammer out the details.
When will consumers be able to walk into a store and buy cannabis?
"We don't know, we don't know," Patrik Jonsson, northeast regional president at Curaleaf, told Insider. "And not just on the timeline, but also what we're going to be allowed to do," he said.