Trenton Planning Board Hosting Special Cannabis Meeting on June 28
Meeting Includes Public Discussion on Draft Cannabis Ordinance
Trenton, N.J. – Mayor W. Reed Gusciora today encouraged Trenton residents to attend the virtual Trenton Planning Board Special Meeting on Monday, June 28, 2021 at 6:00 p.m., which will include public discussion on a new draft ordinance that will govern cannabis licensing for businesses in Trenton.
The draft ordinance establishes licensing rules for cannabis businesses in the City, including regulations on emissions, material disposal, and facility safety. It also seeks to establish a two percent tax on the sale of cannabis products. The ordinance also amends the Land Development Ordinance and several Redevelopment Area Plans to allow cannabis businesses in appropriate zones.
“Legal cannabis presents a unique opportunity to create a thriving industry and draw investment to historically underserved communities, including right here in the Capital City,” said Mayor Gusciora. “This draft ordinance will bring us one step closer to realizing this potential, but not without extensive community feedback to help ensure the final plan works for residents in all four wards.”
The City has an Aug. 21, 2021 deadline to adopt an ordinance per related state legislation. The Planning Board will also review the proposed ordinance for conformity with the Trenton250 Master Plan.