Top New Jersey Cities for Cannabis Retail
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Updates on New Jersey Cities for Cannabis Retail
The city has a cap of 20 licenses and only 3 awarded so far. Camden has the most licenses still available, and has an easy application process on the city’s website.
The Cannabis Control Board is now accepting applications (“CCB App”) for Class 1 to 6 Licenses. The Division of City Planning is currently accepting applications (“GDA”) for conditional use applications related to cannabis establishments and distributors.
There is no cap to the maximum number of cannabis licenses permitted in Jersey City. Instead, Jersey City is regulating the location and proximity of Cannabis Establishments and Distributors through zoning. Class 1 to 4 licenses are limited to certain zones. Class 5 licenses are limited to certain zones and in addition are typically 600 feet from one another.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis, no cap.
Open on an ongoing basis.
Cap of 10 retail licenses, no existing retailers showed on state’s database of licensed businesses. Apps open on city’s website.
Mount Laurel Township
No cap on licenses in the township according to municipal code.
No cap on licenses in the city.
Cap of five retail licenses in the city. At least three have been proposed, but according to the state’s list of licenses locations none has full approval yet.
No cap on licenses in the town code. License applications available online.
Cap of two retail licenses. Emailed the city clerk to inquire if licenses are still available, no locations showed on the state’s list of approved licenses.
Cliffside Park Borough
No cap on licenses in the ordinance. Cliffside Park Borough Cannabis Control Board meets regularly to consider licenses, most recently in late March.
Cap of ten retail licenses available in the city. Application available online. May be limited by proximity, there is a 2,500 foot setback distance between retailers.
West New York
No formal cap on licenses. Township needs to a pass a resolution of support each time a company wishes to apply.
No cap on licenses in the city in their ordinance. Reached out to the town to see if they are still accepting apps.
City allows up to five retail licenses. Applications available on the city’s website. Have asked the planning department if there are any licenses still available, at least 1 retail location has been approved and another is being currently considered.
No cap on licenses in ordinance. City has dozens of applications being currently processed.
City allows 2 retail licenses, no currently licensed location in the city. Have reached out to the city, and it appears there are two retail apps being considered.
City allows 1 retail license, no currently licensed location in the city. Have reached out to the city to see if there any apps being processed
Township has a cap of 6 total licenses across all license types, with two being reserved for microbusinesses. Reached out to the town to inquire if they are still accepting applications.
City has a cap of two retail licenses. Emailed the city to inquire if there are licenses left.
Township has no cap on licenses in their ordinance. Reached out to the city to see if they are still taking applications. Local cannabis control board has approved one license and another is currently being considered.
No cap on licenses in townships ordinance. Emailed the city’s CFO in charge of applications to ask if they are still accepting retail applications.
Cap of three retail licenses. Applications available online.
Scotch Plains Township
Township has no cap on licenses in ordinance. Township has recommended three dispensaries to the state so far. Contacted city to inquire if they are still taking applications.
Cap of two retail licenses. One license confirmed to have been issued, reached out to the township to ask if the other license is still available.
Township has no cap on licenses in ordinance, applications accepted on a rolling basis according to city code.
Cap of three retail licenses. (emailed city to ask if any licenses remaining)
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