New Jersey Municipalities Must Decide By August 21 If They Want To Ban Cannabis Retail


New Jersey municipalities have only one more week to decide whether or not they will allow pot shops to do business. Failure to pass an ordinance banning marijuana businesses by August 21 means they can’t be stopped for another five years. Reports Jersey Shore online They write.. BEACH HAVEN – Vacationers or residents of Beach Haven who want to purchase cannabis just lost their final option to do so legally. The Beach Haven Borough Council became the last Long Beach Island governing body to outlaw sales, cultivation, and manufacture of marijuana products. However, as it now stands, the ordinance comes with an indefinite time frame. While many local residents favored banning any type of weed shop in the small borough, one borough couple found themselves potentially shut out of a prospective business opportunity. Chris and Andrea Weidling of Beach Haven planned to seek a dispensary license at the borough’s July 12 meeting. However, authorities announced postponement of the presentation that same morning. The Mayor and Council instead moved to consider action on the ordinance prohibiting the operation of any class of cannabis business within the municipality. The final reading and passing of the ordinance on July 29 seemingly made the Weidlings presentation a moot issue. The Weidlings provided a written overview of their plans and credentials in a document entitled Beach Haven Dispensary Concept Overview. The couple has owned equity in cannabis-related projects in six states and Canada. Chris has worked exclusively in the cannabis industry since 2013; Andrea is involved in holistic living and wellness. The overview covers everything from understanding how cannabis works, potential product formats, as well as financial considerations. The proposal targeted customers over the age of 21 and was seen as a better alternative to cannabis delivery services. Paul Sullivan, a 50-year resident of Long…

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