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Cassara Grasso, a local business owner, previously petitioned the council to consider adding allowances for retail dispensaries, a change that Councilman Justin Musella spoke in favor of.
Musella said it was important to keep businesses in the township and to look into alternative revenue streams for it.
Cassara Grasso, the owner of the local business Flow State Massage and Bodywork, is asking the township council to consider passing an amendment to Ordinance No. 21-14 to allow Class 5 retailers within the township.
The current ordinance was previously amended in 2021 to allow a limited number of class three cannabis wholesaler licenses and class four cannabis distributor licenses.
Under the amendment, wholesalers can obtain and sell cannabis items for later resale to licensees, while distributors transport items in bulk throughout New Jersey.
Weed dispensaries remain illegal in Parsippany. But the township will become the site of a three-day conference about the cannabis industry.
The Cannabis Quality Conference & Expo will run from Oct. 17-19 at Hilton Parsippany. Organizers promised hands-on education, networking and business discussions about the evolving weed industry. See prices for registration here.
Barring unforeseen circumstances, Township Council will vote Tuesday on whether to allow certain cannabis businesses into Parsippany. The ordinance up for adoption would permit wholesalers and distributors into town while prohibiting all other kinds of weed businesses, including dispensaries, for the time being.
Wholesalers can obtain and sell cannabis items for later resale to licensees, while distributors transport items in bulk throughout New Jersey.
Mayor Soriano demanded that the law restore parental notification rights so that parents have the opportunity to address the behavior, and influence decision-making by their children in a positive way.
“Parents need to be involved in our community’s public safety process,” said Mayor Soriano. “I do not support removing the parents’ right to know. As a parent myself we should be given the opportunity to correct the behavior and keep our kids safe. I am in support of legislation to restore parental notification of first underage marijuana and alcohol offenses.”