Hoboken council to vote on if cannabis dispensaries can be within 200 feet of schools – Hudson County View

The Hoboken City Council is poised to vote on the first reading of an ordinance to decide if cannabis dispensaries can be located within 200 feet of schools, as opposed to the current 600 feet, with at least two council members adamantly opposed.

Culture Hoboken, Inc. proposed space at 321 Washington St. Photo courtesy of the Hoboken Cannabis Review Board.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The local legislation, sponsored by 5th Ward Councilman Phil Cohen and Councilman-at-Large Joe Quintero, says that the governing body wants their cannabis regulations more in line with New Jersey’s alcohol regulations.

“The Hoboken City Council seeks to align its Cannabis regulations more closely with NJ alcohol requirements; therefore, bringing local requirements more into conformity with the intent of the CREAMM Act,” the ordinance states.

” … Hoboken has made it clear that it wants cannabis retailers to operate here to (1) serve the needs of adult use customers, (2) reduce or eliminate the black-market sales, and (3) increase revenue to the city.”

An opposing resolution, sponsored by 2nd Ward Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher and Council President Jen Giattino, says this would go against the cannabis regulations of at least 21 other states.

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