Cannabis Dispensary Approved In Wee(d) Hours In Hoboken, After Debate – Hoboken, NJ Patch

HOBOKEN, NJ — In a Planning Board hearing that lasted into the wee(d) hours of Tuesday morning, a proposed cannabis dispensary in a residential area of Hoboken passed 8-0, officials said.

The dispensary is the third recreational dispensary to receive local approval in Hoboken and the fifth if one also includes medical dispensaries. The city has capped the number of dispensaries allowed in town at six.

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2nd Ward Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher, whose constituents launched a lawsuit against the proposed Story Dispensary earlier this year, criticized the approval, noting that the storefront is co-owned by the wife of Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, who stands to profit from it.

“It’s tough to compete against the future governor,” Fisher said Wednesday morning. “It was not the outcome we had hoped but I could not be prouder of my neighbors and my community who came out for each meeting to defend our neighborhood.”

Tuesday night’s hearing, held in person in a Hoboken recreation building, continued past 1 a.m.

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