Dear friends and neighbors,
The Administration had placed an ordinance for first reading on the October 17th agenda TO AMEND AND SUPPLEMENT CHAPTERS 196 “ZONING” AND 128 “LICENSES” OF THE CITY OF HOBOKEN ESTABLISHING LAND USE REGULATIONS AND LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS.
It was removed from the agenda by Council President Ramos and me at our agenda meeting on October 11th to give both the Council and the Public the opportunity to understand what is being proposed by the Administration and get input from Hoboken residents.
The Ordinance would allow the sale of marijuana in certain areas:
I-1, I-1(W), I-2, CBD and Court Street Subdistrict.
In the proposed Ordinance:
- Marijuana dispensaries and retail stores are NOT allowed in Residential Zones, although Court Street and I-1(W) are arguably residential.
- The maximum number of licenses in Hoboken is three and no more than one license can be in a district.
Please attend the meeting on Monday, November 19th at the Jubilee Center, 601 Jackson Street, to be part of the discussion on what is appropriate for Hoboken with regards to the legalization of cannibas use.
Thankfully the social injustices in marijuana related arrests are being addressed by the State. The purpose of the meeting tomorrow is about if and where marijuana establishments should be located in Hoboken.