There will be a public hearing and final vote on a proposal to permit recreational marijuana businesses to operate in Gloucester Township when council meets Monday night.
Gloucester Township Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday night at the municipal building, 1261 Chews Landing Road.
Council approved the proposal on introduction at its July 26 meeting.
Now, a second reading and public hearing is on the schedule for Monday, Aug. 16 in Bloomfield – and action is expected, officials say.
According to a public notice from the township:
Members of the Borough Council are establishing regulations that will permit all six types of cannabis businesses that have been approved by the state to operate in Red Bank.
On July 21, council members introduced an ordinance that will, if adopted, amend Red Bank’s planning and development regulations to permit and regulate cannabis businesses. The ordinance will also impose a local cannabis transfer tax and a local cannabis user tax in the borough.
The first item on the agenda is a public hearing and final adoption of an ordinance to prohibit the sale, growth, and distribution of any class of cannabis businesses within the geographical boundaries of Berkeley Heights. Council is proposing this ordinance to allow time for the State to fully develop the regulatory framework and for the council and community to weigh the costs and benefits of any action regarding the sale, growth and distribution of cannabis. Once this is passed, the Township can decide later whether to opt in.