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Nichelle Pace knows the committee she leads has a significant, and not terribly easy, task in front of it.
"We have our work cut out for us to put together equitable recommendations for licensing, community benefits, citizens re-entering after incarceration, youth prevention and education... the whole nine yards," said Pace, who chairs the Camden Cannabis Committee.
Other big cities, like Atlantic City, Hoboken, Jersey City, Newark, Trenton and nearly 60 other New Jersey towns, scrambled to enact regulatory measures to cash in on cannabis. Camden’s regulations for pot businesses appear to be weeks or maybe months away.
“I’m not concerned with expediency. I’m concerned with getting it right,” said Nichelle Pace, chair of this city’s 18-member cannabis committee. Pace says, at this point, “all things are on the table.”
Camden City Council is working quickly to ban cannabis businesses from operating within the city — a move designed to give officials more time to craft rules that will ultimately allow such businesses to open there.
“It’s more like a pause on having the industry in the city, particularly to give us control over the industry in Camden,” said Nichelle Pace, who chairs an ad hoc committee that will recommend rules for the recreational marijuana market. “It gives us a chance to have a road map and put in best recommendations for policies and procedures.”