Bloomfield is working to improve its retail cannabis laws ahead of the start of legal retail sales next year.
Several modifications were made at the last town council meeting. The first prohibits cannabis retailers from operating within 250 feet of another cannabis retailer. The second act would allow the sale of cannabis within the commercial corridor of the Bloomfield Center redevelopment area; The third is adjusting a phase one redevelopment plan to allow recreational and medical marijuana retailers.
in August. The town has approved six cannabis retailers To establish a store in the central business district and the adjacent business district.
Retailers are prohibited from entering the historic district. All licenses will be for Category 5 retailers, allowing the sale of cannabis items and related supplies to customers.
Category 5 retailers can submit applications to the state cannabis regulatory commission beginning March 15, 2022. Category 1 growers, Category 2 manufacturers, and testing labs can begin the application process beginning December 15.
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Mayor Michael Venezia said in August that three of the six retail stores would be small businesses. Small businesses are small scale licenses that allow small stores the opportunity to do business without millions of dollars in capital.
The town council directed the planning board to review the proposed amendments regarding cannabis retailers and make any necessary recommendations.
Since April, officials in more than Thirty municipalities in the counties of Bergen and Passaic It introduced or adopted laws restricting all six classes of cannabis businesses: grower, manufacturer, wholesaler, distributor, retailer, and distributor.
Municipalities can impose a 1% or 2% local tax on some sales. The Bloomfield Ordinance imposes a 2% tax.
Caitlin Kanzler covers Essex for NorthJersey.com. For unlimited access to the hottest news from your local community, please sign up or activate your digital account today.
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