PRINCETON, NJ — Princeton’s Cannabis Task Force (CTF) has decided to “opt-out” of marijuana businesses “in the short term” ahead of the Aug. 21 deadline, Eve Niedergang chair of CTF said during the June 28 Council meeting.
The decision was made a day after the CTF held a public meeting on June 23.
“After some discussion the day after the public meeting, the Cannabis Task Force has agreed to opt-out in the short term, while continuing to do research to answer outstanding questions with the idea of presenting an opt-in ordinance to the Council sometime in the fall,” Niedergang said.
Municipalities have until Aug. 21 to decide on whether to allow marijuana businesses in their townships.
The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission is expected to roll out its rules and regulations governing the marijuana industry around the same time municipalities have to pass ordinances banning all cannabis businesses or limiting their presence in town. This leaves many townships in a tough spot as it forces municipalities to make their choice before reviewing the new regulations. The “opt-out” gives municipalities the option to review the new rules and regulations and make changes accordingly.
When the legalization bill was crafted,