Source: The New Jersey Law Journal
New Jersey’s recreational cannabis market is finally here and in full swing. As the market continues to grow, cannabis license applicants must consider how zoning will impact their contemplated business operations in any given New Jersey municipality. In short, although a license may permit you to operate a cannabis business, zoning will dictate where, when, and “how” – – that is, what conditions are attached to your operation.
To aid applicants in the real estate and zoning component of their businesses and cannabis license applications, this article broadly details the relevant zoning provisions of the Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act (CREAMMA or the Act) and New Jersey’s Municipal Land Use Law, the primary zoning legislation in New Jersey, together with issues that both applicant and lawyer alike should consider when applying to a land use board to obtain approval.
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