In a classic NIMBY move, an ostensibly timid but self-proclaimed progressive Princeton Township Council has caved to public pressure and punted on a decision to permit a local cannabis dispensary, according to a report by TAPinto Princeton, which covered a governing body meeting on Tuesday evening.
Mayor Mark Freda
The long-awaited conclusion to the marathon cannabis debate that began March 29 came to an end for all practical purposes after about 45 minutes on May 17. After hearing from 14 members of the public, far fewer than had been waiting their turn when the last meeting was adjourned, Council began its own discussion.
A special meeting of the Princeton Council on March 29 was advertised as “a listening session,” and there was plenty to listen to as many of the more than 300 participants in the Zoom session weighed in on the question of whether or not Council should allow zoning for a cannabis dispensary in town.
The special council meeting to discuss the possibility of a cannabis dispensary in town is now scheduled to take place on March 29, Councilwoman Eve Niedergang said in an email to residents. Niedergang is also the chair of the Cannabis Task Force (CTF).