HOBOKEN, NJ — Hoboken Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher is urging people who have thoughts about a proposed cannabis dispensary on 14th Street to dial into the virtual Hudson County Planning Board meeting Tuesday, and to atttend Wednesday’s City Council meeting, at which the council may vote on whether to expand the city’s Cannabis Review Board.
Some neighbors of a proposed dispensary at the former Hudson Tavern restaurant on 14th Street have said the area is too densely packed to add a proposed recreational dispensary to the mix. Last week, it was reported that the building’s condo association is suing the storefront owners — including the wife of Jersey City mayor Steven Fulop — to stop the dispensary from coming to Hoboken.
A number of dispensaries are hoping to open in Hoboken, and must get various state and local approvals first. In recent months, the Hoboken council has tightened laws allowing them to come, including capping the number of dispensaries allowed in mile-square Hoboken at six.
However, some that applied before the new rule may be grandfathered into the old rules. Three proposed or current cannabis dispensaries in Hoboken, including a medical dispensary that wants to also sell for recreational use, were up for