Hackettstown now allows some types of cannabis business in the city

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HACKETTSTOWN, NJ – The Hackettstown Council recently unanimously passed an ordinance that allows certain types of cannabis deals within city limits.

According to the passed regulation, growers and manufacturers of cannabis products are allowed under certain conditions in the light manufacturing district of the city. These entities are allowed to do business with one another, but are not allowed to sell directly to consumers.

However, in an email to Patch on Thursday evening, Hackettstown Mayor Jerry DiMaio wrote that the regulation committee “is in discussion about whether or not to pass a regulation to allow retail in certain areas of the city”.

“The [the decision whether or not to move forward with such an ordinance] will come in the next few months, “added DiMaio.

DiMaio said Hackettstown will benefit from approval from growers and cannabis manufacturers in the city’s light manufacturing district, as the council voted on May 27.

“These [the ordinance adoption] should provide nearly 150 to 200 jobs to our community, along with some additional tax revenue, “DiMaio wrote.

Questions or comments about this story? Contact me at: jennifer.miller@patch.com.