Hopewell Township Committee members are allowing the business operations of cannabis cultivators and manufacturers within the township’s Valley Resource Conservation (VRC) district.
The decision came after months of discussions and a public hearing on Sept. 13, which had more than 100 attendees at the virtual Township Committee meeting. Members of the Township Committee adopted an ordinance permitting the operation of Class 1 Cultivation and Class 2 Manufacturing businesses in the VRC zone on Sept. 13.
Mayor Julie Blake, Deputy Mayor Courtney Peters-Manning, Committeewoman Kristin McLaughlin, Committeeman Kevin Kuchinski, and Committeeman Michael Ruger voted “yes” on adopting the ordinance.
Blake, at the meeting, said the Township Committee at a later date would address microbusiness licenses because there is no time limit for those particular licenses.
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