Jersey City Council wants to expand the Cannabis Control Board from 3 to 5 members
Jersey City's cannabis control board will be expanded to five members by the City Council.
The city council has adopted an ordinance to extend the cannabis control board to include two more members, one appointed by the mayor and another appointed by the council president.
The cannabis control board is responsible for approving cannabis retail establishments (wholesaler, manufacturer, cultivator, and retailer), distributors, and delivery. An amended ordinance, passed in August, constituted the control board, regulating and regulating the cannabis industry in the city.
The Cannabis Control Board has not yet met in December.
The amended ordinance would require the cannabis control board to submit a written report to the council at least four times a year on its progress. The report would include the number of applicants, the location of approved facilities, the owners race, gender, nationality, or ethnic group, the owners residency document, and the percentage of ownership for each beneficial owner, and if applicable intermediary owners, as well as LLC members, partners, and non-public shareholders displayed in a ownership structure chart.
The ordinance calls for the city's cannabis control board to give final approval of all applicants approved by the state and to give final written approval within 60 days.
At its next city council meeting on January 26, the city council will vote on whether or not to adopt the amended ordinance.