Michael Ruger, Mayor of Hopewell Township, stated: ‘I am excited to hear Stone Hill’s application has been granted by the CRC. We look forward to welcoming this new business to the Township”.
Hopewell – Stone Hill Manufacturing LLC (Stone Hill), a leading innovator in the cannabis industry, is thrilled to announce the successful approval of its Class 1 and Class 2 Annual license applications in New Jersey, solidifying its position as a trailblazer in the rapidly evolving cannabis market.
Following an exhaustive application process, these approvals represent a significant milestone in the company’s strategic growth plan, enabling it to establish a robust presence in the New Jersey market and provide exceptional cannabis products and experiences to consumers.
Stone Hill Manufacturing is seeking approval from Hopewell Township to temporarily allow for cannabis manufacturing at its warehouse facility on Reed Road.
The company presented the new proposal at a Township Committee meeting on April 3 that would allow for manufacturing operations at the warehouse facility until its main facility, which is under construction, becomes operational.
Township Committee members did not make any decision and are further studying the proposal.
In other news, hopeful cannabis retailer Pure Blossom has received its State approval. It must file its completed application to the Township within 60 days. The proposed location for its retail cannabis operation is 2554 Pennington Road, a former medical office on the Pennington Circle. The Committee approved its initial application to the Township in April.
The Hopewell Township Committee has passed resolutions supporting applications by four retail cannabis stores in the Township, three of them near the traffic circle on Route 31 and another at the vacant Pennytown site.
The Committee approved three of the resolutions at a meeting this week after presentations from the applicants Floro Hopewell and Icon Canna, and an earlier presentation by Jersey Meds Management. The Committee in April approved a resolution supporting an application by Pure Blossom.
The Hopewell Township Committee will hold an open public forum to discuss retail cannabis in the township at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 via Zoom.
Committee members will solicit public comment on all aspects of the future of retail cannabis in Hopewell Township.
Hopewell Township Mayor Julie Blake let press outlets know today that, at the Township Committee meeting on Monday, an applicant for a State cannabis cultivation/manufacturing license is expected to appear to ask for the Committee’s endorsement, which is required in order to file the application.
Blake said that she expects that the agenda will contain a request from Rob Piasio that the Committee endorse his application to the State to establish a cannabis cultivation site at 147 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road.
Marijuana might be legal in New Jersey, but residents of most area municipalities will have to travel to another town if they want to buy some.
Only four communities in Mercer County—Ewing, Lawrence, Pennington and Trenton—are set to allow the retail sale of cannabis within their borders. Also on that list is Bordentown City in Burlington County.
Now that New Jersey has legalized marijuana use and possession for adults 21 years and older, South Jersey municipalities have begun adopting their own rules to address use and sale.
And while, many towns are opting to ban it, some are now opening the door to the industry based on the promise of job creation and tax benefits.
A public Q&A forum was held on Thursday, May 20, by Hopewell Township to discuss the recent legalization of cannabis by the State of New Jersey and how new regulations on the industry might affect the municipality. The meeting, led by Committee member Michael Ruger, was the first and only planned forum presenting different sides of the argument for allowing or not allowing marijuana entrepreneurs to set up shop in Hopewell.