OAKLAND – The council unanimously approved three ordinances Monday evening that will allow non-retail cannabis companies to set up in the county’s industrial zones.

Regulations 21-CODE-863, 872 and 873 were unanimously approved by the Council without public comment.

Ordinance 863 defines the zones. Ordinance 872 contains licensing regulations. Ordinance 873 lays down procedures for the 2% transfer tax for these companies.

The ordinances allow five types of business in four zones: cultivation, manufacturer, wholesaler, distributor and delivery. Only retail sales were not taken into account.

According to works council Richard Kunze, no applicant has yet turned to the district regarding the settlement of cannabis industries. The purpose was to set guidelines once applications were allowed to start next year, he said.

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All New Jersey municipalities were forced to restore cannabis bans that were lifted by Governor Phil Murphy when he signed a series of laws in February to legalize the marijuana industry, including retail. Any church that did not reintroduce bans could not do so for five years after the August 21 deadline.

Oakland Council voted to ban all six types of cannabis deals on June 9, but Mayor Linda Schwager vetoed her and called for more time to assess the guidelines and potential tax benefits.

On June 23, the council overruled the veto of brother-in-law. But Schwager then organized a committee to examine the industry and give the council recommendations for regulations.

Schwager thanked the committee again for their help.

“We spent many hours looking at it from both sides,” said Schwager on Monday.

Marsha Stoltz is a local reporter for NorthJersey.com. For unlimited access to the most important news from your local community, subscribe or activate your digital account today.

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