LETTER: Story Dispensary should not receive approvals to operate in Hoboken – Hudson County View

In a letter to the editor, Hoboken residents Bob Conrad and Debbie Jacobus give their point of view on why Story Dispensary should not receive approvals.

The former Hudson Tavern in Hoboken may be converted into a cannabis dispensary. Photo via change.org.

Dear Editor,

As 36-year Hoboken residents, we are writing to express our observations and concerns regarding the roll out of cannabis dispensaries in general, and specifically, the proposed Story Dispensary at the site of the former Hudson Tavern restaurant.

To be clear, we are not opposed to having cannabis dispensaries in Hoboken, but simply ask that the Cannabis Review Board, the Planning Board and the Hoboken City Council consider the following:

1. The owners/applicants for the cannabis dispensary at the former Hudson Tavern revealed themselves early in the process when they represented to the seller of the site that their intention was to open a physical therapy practice there, then revised their plans once the transaction was completed.

Are these the kind people our city wants to be in business with?

2. There are gross inconsistencies in the number of anticipated transactions at this location – 100 per day, as presented in the 6/9 meeting – vs the

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