Split between council deepens regarding cannabis in Orange

Split between council deepens regarding cannabis in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — Members of the Orange City Council are currently at odds regarding the immediate future of cannabis in the city. Council members Jamie Summers-Johnson and Adrienne Wooten support allowing cannabis businesses into the city as soon as is feasible, while the five remaining council members prefer a wait-and-see approach. New Jersey required municipalities […]

South Orange passes temporary cannabis opt-out ordinance

South Orange passes temporary cannabis opt-out ordinance

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Board of Trustees passed a temporary opt-out ordinance prohibiting the operation of any class of cannabis business within the geographic boundaries of South Orange Village at its Aug. 9 meeting. This temporary prohibition covers commercial business licensing only and does not impact adult consumption as governed by state […]

Town officials limit retail cannabis in Belleville

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The Belleville Township Council passed an ordinance on Tuesday, Aug. 17, to restrict the number of retail cannabis facilities in Belleville to only four individual operations. The ordinance also limits retail cannabis facilities to only one commercial zone, the business district, aka BG Zone, while permitting other cannabis-related uses in the Valley, […]

Bloomfield TC approves ordinance allowing for up to six cannabis retail establishments in town

Bloomfield TC approves ordinance allowing for up to six cannabis retail establishments in town

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Township Council unanimously approved an ordinance permitting cannabis retail establishments in town at its Aug. 16 meeting, a move that comes after New Jersey voters approved a ballot measure that legalized the sale of cannabis in November 2020. Gov. Phil Murphy signed the legislation on Feb. 22, and municipalities in […]

Orange mayor speaks at leading cannabis business conference

Orange mayor speaks at leading cannabis business conference

ORANGE, NJ — On Tuesday, June 8, Orange Mayor Dwayne D. Warren served as a policy panelist on the cannabis panel, sponsored by the Star-Ledger and produced by NJ Cannabis Insider. The objective of this informative virtual panel, moderated by Star-Ledger reporter Jelani Gibson, was to affect statewide rule making and policy development for municipalities. […]

Medical marijuana dispensary opens on Springfield Avenue in Maplewood

Medical marijuana dispensary opens on Springfield Avenue in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A medical marijuana dispensary opened on Springfield Avenue in Maplewood on May 7, expanding the footprint of where residents in the area can legally buy marijuana. The Apothecarium is the dispensary’s second location in New Jersey; the first is in Phillipsburg, with other branches in Pennsylvania, Nevada and California. “It’s a welcoming […]

Glen Ridge council passes ordinance to ban commercial cannabis businesses from town

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Township Council unanimously passed an ordinance at its April 12 meeting that will ban commercial cannabis businesses from operating in the borough; this decision was made within the 180-day time frame that local municipalities had to make this decision, following Gov. Phil Murphy signing the marijuana legalization law […]

WOTC candidates debate term limits, marijuana

WOTC candidates debate term limits, marijuana

WEST ORANGE, NJ — There are three open seats on the ballot for the West Orange Township Council, and the seven candidates debated one another virtually in a Sept. 30 event moderated by members of the West Orange Youth Caucus. Challengers Bill Rutherford, Tammy Williams, Susan Scarpa, Brent Scott and Monica Perkowski are running against […]