Further discussion among the members of the task force, led by Julie Doran and Bob Zuckerman brought the task force to their choosing two candidates for a regular license and two for micro licensees. The four nominated to be voted upon at the August 22, 2022 BOT meeting, as stated by Village President Sheena Collum who attended the virtual meeting, are:
APOTHECARY STORES 1, INC.
CANNABOY TREEHOUSE, LLC
PROGRESSIVE OPPORTUNITIES LLC.
Academy Heights residents voiced their concern about the potential creation of a cannabis cultivation and manufacturing facility in their neighborhood at the village Board of Trustees’ meeting Jan. 24.
A portion of Academy Heights is designated as a B3 zone for industrial use. The B3 zone is located between Valley Street and the railroad tracks just south of the Third and Valley housing development.
Ordinances governing the zoning, licensing and taxation of recreational cannabis businesses in South Orange will be introduced to the Board of Trustees on Monday, January 10.
A formal presentation of this legislation will be made during the Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, February 14 and will include time for questions from the public.
Members of the South Orange Cannabis Task Force held a virtual town hall to share their recommendations on how to move forward with setting up a cannabis business ordinance. Residents were encouraged to ask questions and share suggestions.
The task force is composed of members of the board of trustees, representatives from South Orange Downtown, SOMA Action, the police department, members of the public and others.
South Orange Village Trustee Bob Zuckerman said the township’s goal is to pass a cannabis ordinance by the end of the year.
New Jersey’s new cannabis industry may soon have a home in South Orange, as the village expects to pass an ordinance allowing retail and other licenses by the end of the year.
The village and its Cannabis Task Force plan to hold a town hall Oct. 21 to hear questions and gather feedback that will inform the task force’s final recommendations for an ordinance, said Bob Zuckerman, member of the Board of Trustees and chairman of the task force.