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Flemington seems to set limits on marijuana small business enterprise


Mar 18, 2023


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FLEMINGTON – A lot of cannabis corporations want to move to Flemington, but the areas specifically exactly where they can set up shop could be restricted.

The Borough Council introduced an ordinance Monday that restricted the areas specifically exactly where cannabis corporations can open in the county seat.

If it passes following a public hearing March 27, the shops will not be permitted to open downtown or in the Stangl Road area.

The shops will only be permitted on state highways or county roads, the ordinance says.

But Borough Administrator Michael Humphrey told the Council that he is acquiring phone calls from cannabis corporations, which have presently received state approval, browsing to obtain in Flemington and are in the “pre-leasing” stage.

He stated they are eying spaces, which incorporates the vacant Rite Assist at Route 31 and Church Street, the former Red Crab Juicy Seafood on the Flemington Circle and the former 30 Burgers subsequent to Burger King on Route 202.

Flemington has only four cannabis licenses, two for healthcare sales and two for recreational sales. A single certain spot can have every healthcare and recreational sales.

Aunt Mary’s opened a healthcare cannabis dispensary in the Shoppes at Flemington off the Flemington Circle in February.

For a shop to acquire state approval, a small business enterprise have to acquire the endorsement of the borough.

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In November, the Council endorsed McGraw Holdings’ proposal to open a dispensary on Stangl Road, but McGraw has not received approval from the state, Humphrey stated.

Council Member Susan Engelhardt stated the Organizing Board had determined by a majority vote that the proposed ordinance was “not in the spirit” of Flemington’s master method and was “substantially inconsistent” with the master plan’s get in touch with to encourage further small business enterprise in the downtown area.

Engelhardt, who also sits on the Organizing Board with Mayor Marcia Karrow, stated she supported the ordinance that can be changed at any time.

Due to the fact cannabis is a new small business enterprise, she stated it could be “scary” for some guys and ladies and wanted to wait a handful of years to see the influence of cannabis corporations in the state.

Karrow stated a “substantial concern” prompting the proposed ordinance limiting the corporations to highways was parking and web page website traffic.

Downtown and Stangl Road could not have adequate parking to handle the web page website traffic generated by a cannabis small business enterprise, she stated, as opposed to Aunt Mary’s which is in a purchasing center with adequate parking and great web page website traffic circulation.

Karrow also stated the ordinance can be changed “anytime we want.”

E mail: mdeak@mycentraljersey.com

Mike Deak is a reporter for mycentraljersey.com. To get limitless access to his articles on Somerset and Hunterdon counties, please subscribe or activate your digital account.

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