Cannabis Dispensaries and the Administration is Quiet – The Hudson Reporter


Dear Editor:

This past week, I have received several Nixle’s from the Mayor’s office. The budget has passed with the next flat tax impact. The area around the train station will finally be developed. The Vision Zero program has impact and the speed limit in Hoboken is now 20 mph. Let’s not forget Covid vaccination, infection rates, and statistics. All of these communications are designed to celebrate the administration’s accomplishments, but that is by design. What isn’t being shouted about on Nixle are the issues the administration wants to sweep under the rug because they are controversial and aren’t in their best interest to discuss with the public.

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Let’s take the cannabis dispensary implementation process. It wasn’t until the Story Dispensary application was submitted that the lid of this behind-the-scenes and shady process was exposed. In fact, so many issues were raised, that City Council and the Mayor needed to quickly pass a Common Sense Cannabis Dispensary ordinance addressing the issues which included keeping the dispensary at least 600 feet away from schools and limiting the number of dispensaries in town to six. This ordinance was signed too late

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