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The city, which is adjusting its law governing recreational cannabis businesses, does not want them located in residential buildings.
An amendment to Camden's cannabis ordinance had its first reading at last week's Council meeting and will get the second reading, public comment, and final vote at the August 8 meeting.
Amendment to the Borough’s Cannabis Regulations
Councilman Michael Ballard said, “This (ordinance), has been discussed in our co-committee over the past several weeks with our (interim) Business Administrator (Darren McConnell), (borough) engineer Ed Herman and Shawna Ebanks (Director of Community Development).
The 1,000-foot distance (from schools/parks), or lack thereof in our ordinance, and its ambiguity was part of the discussion, but we also talked about the whole structure of the ordinance; licensing, parking issues...”
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP —The Township Council authorized a report on Sept. 13 that lays out new, local standards on the growing marijuana industry.
The standards, which concern marijuana cultivation, come after residents raised concerns about potential odor from a proposed cultivation facility.
Township Redevelopment Attorney M. James Maley Jr. said that Galloway was a pioneer in developing the new standards. He noted how new the industry was and said officials were trying to ensure it benefited the entire township.