The Cannabis Advisory Board met for the sixth and final time earlier this month to hear public comment and discuss its final written year-end report.
Why it matters: The Cannabis Advisory Board was established by the Township Committee earlier this year to research the evolution of cannabis industry in New Jersey since its legalization in 2021 and report back to the Township Committee with an analysis of whether the Township should remain opted-out of all six classes of cannabis licensing.
- No formal action is being taken by the Cannabis Advisory Board - as an advisory board, it has no authority to modify or change any existing Township policies or ordinances.
- After its final meeting, the board is required to provide a comprehensive, public report to the public and the Township Committee on its findings.
This volunteer board met six times since August to hear the perspectives of Township legal and zoning professionals, law enforcement, and industry experts.
Meeting recordings and answers to frequently asked questions can be found here.
Background: In 2020, voters in New Jersey approved by referendum vote an amendment to the State Constitution legalizing the recreational use of cannabis and allowing for recreational cannabis sales. The referendum received support from 68.64% of Morris Township voters. The Morris Township Committee opted out of all six classes of cannabis licensing in 2021 with the intent to monitor the development of the industry and revisit their decision in future years.