Comparing the implementation of current regulations to building an airplane while trying to fly it, and voicing concerns that too much is happening too quickly for the burgeoning industry, The Jersey City Municipal Council appears to take breath when it comes to approving operations for cannabis businesses.
Council President Joyce Watterman
For this week’s meeting, the council was being asked to support applications by Green Flamingo Dispensary LLC to operate a retail cannabis business at 447 Central Ave. It has pledged to provide $7,500 to Miracle Temple Pentecostal Church for charitable endeavors.
Ward A Councilwoman Denise Ridley and Council President Joyce Watterman expressed their interest in the new revenue benefiting people in the neighborhoods adversely affected by harsh and often discriminatory out-of-date marijuana laws, including those who were formerly incarcerated.
“I would like to go into some type of re-entry or employment training program,” she said.