RARITAN, NJ – The Raritan Borough Council has until August to propose rules about the retail of recreational cannabis throughout the borough.

Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill legalizing the recreational use of cannabis for adults in New Jersey in February. New Jersey municipalities have 180 days following the enactment of the law to create additional rules specific to their towns.

Without setting rules for Raritan Borough by ordinance to prohibit, limit or restrict cannabis establishments, businesses meeting state guidelines would be permitted to open retail establishments in the commercial zone of town, said borough attorney Bill Robertson.

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In previous conversations surrounding the use of medical cannabis in Raritan Borough, Sarah Trent, of Middle Valley Partners Inc., proposed to hold the monopoly on medical cannabis sales in the borough. Trent is waiting for her permit to be approved by the state and is expected to hear back by June of this year, she said.

“At this point that’s binding us to her and the result of her application,”

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