NUTLEY, NJ — With the clock ticking, Nutley’s board of commissioners not too long ago handed an area regulation banning marijuana companies from working within the township.
At their June 1 meeting, the Nutley Board of Commissioners held a public listening to for Ordinance 3473, voting unanimously to cross it on second studying (watch the video beneath).
The regulation bans all hashish institutions, hashish distributors or hashish supply companies from working wherever in Nutley. Read the full text here.
In line with state regulation, there may be an exception that enables companies to make deliveries of leisure/medical hashish and “associated provides” to native residents – however companies cannot arrange store within the township.
Commissioner John Kelly, who voted in favor of the ordinance, stated that the board is not passing the regulation as a result of they do not need marijuana-related companies on the town, or as a result of they see hashish as not “family-friendly.”
“We simply need to ensure we’re doing it the proper approach, and to do this we have to see what the ultimate legal guidelines, the ultimate laws appear like as soon as the ink has dried,” Kelly stated. “We’re simply doing this as a pause to guarantee that we’re doing every thing in the very best curiosity of the city.”
Kelly added that in his view, Nutley’s regulation would not ban cannabis-related companies that legally existed earlier than the state’s new regulation, similar to those who deal in hemp and CBD oil, solely those who had been beforehand unlawful.
When state lawmakers crafted the legalization invoice, they left room for particular person municipalities to ban or restrict the variety of hashish companies working of their communities. This consists of dispensaries, supply companies and cultivators.
City governments have a 180-day interval from when the invoice was enacted to cross a regulation banning hashish companies. They may be capable of repeal or alter their ordinances afterwards. But when they do not cross an ordinance in that point, not solely will marijuana companies be allowed to function, however city officers will not have one other likelihood to situation a ban for a interval of 5 years. Learn Extra: Marijuana Is Legal In NJ. But Can Towns Still Ban It?
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