HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — Members of Hackettstown’s Town Council are planning to hold their public hearing to adopt an ordinance this coming Thursday that could allow some types of cannabis retailers in the town’s Highway Commercial or Community Commercial zones.
Originally introduced in June, the ordinance would mandate that – if approved – cannabis retailers meet particular requirements set by the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission and/or New Jersey Department of Health, to open up in Hackettstown.
Among them, a cannabis retailer would also need to have 24-7 video monitoring and be a minimum of 1,000 linear feet from a school or university.
There would be no drive-thru operations allowed, no one under the age of 18 permitted inside a retailer without a parent or legal guardian and businesses would only be given approval to operate between the hours of 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Signage for this type of retail business would not be allowed to have words, pictures, photos or drawings of “marijuana” or “cannabis.”
Only one cannabis retailer would be permitted to operate per zone.
The town decided to review the possibility of a retail cannabis business, after approving on May 27 some types of cannabis manufacturing and cultivating businesses to open up in its light manufacturing district.