Rumson will not issue any type of cannabis business license

RUMSON – Borough Council members have have taken action to prohibit the operation of cannabis businesses in Rumson.

On July 13, council members adopted an ordinance that will prohibit all six types of cannabis businesses that are eligible to receive a license to operate in New Jersey from operating in Rumson. The ordinance amends the development regulations of the borough’s code to make the prohibition official.

The Borough Council’s action follows the enactment of the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act, also known as A-21, which was passed by state legislators in February after New Jersey voters in 2020 approved a constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana.

The legislation legalizes the recreational use (also known as adult use) of marijuana by certain adults, subject to state regulation; it decriminalizes the possession of small amounts of marijuana and hashish…

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