LIVINGSTON, NJ — When Fairfield Business Administrator Joseph Catenaro addressed the township council about marijuana retail sale and zoning regulations at last week’s meeting, he suggested that the “get out in front on the issue as soon as possible” now that New Jersey is in the process of legalizing marijuana.
He added that the township “is beginning to receive inquiries regarding business opportunities and where the township stands.”
He explained that the “hot topics” of marijuana in the state of New Jersey (NJ) “range from medical marijuana to recreational marijuana, manufacturing, distribution, growing, retail sales, consumption and a myriad of other topics.”
“We should be prepared as a township to discuss and address many of these topics and address our official position,” he said.
Catenaro provided the governing body with a list of facts, trends, licensing information and “overall pros and cons of the different possibilities relating to every aspect of the use of marijuana or its manufacturing, sale, cultivation and overall forecasting of job creation and economical potential.”
“There are currently five marijuana dispensaries already within