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Resolution 179 expresses support for the state to award a micro-cultivator license to Brightside Canopy LLC.

Ordinance 9, which council passed unanimously, authorizes the retail sale of marijuana within the city and expands the space in the city in which marijuana-business activities will be permitted. As Peyton said, the ordinance does not express support for any particular marijuana retailer to be awarded a license. The ordinance passed Monday overrides an earlier ordinance passed in August that prohibited the retail sale of marijuana within the city. That August ordinance, however, did establish both a 2% transfer tax on marijuana-cultivation sales and a 2% transfer tax on marijuana-retail sales.

When New Jersey legalized marijuana in response to a 2020 referendum passed by voters, the state government created a licensing process interested businesses would have to complete before they operate a marijuana business. The license-application period for marijuana cultivators and manufacturers begins next week, on Dec. 15. The application period for marijuana retailers begins three months later, on March 15.

The state is awarding only 37 licenses for macro-cultivators, meaning the application process is expected to be competitive. There is no cap, however, on the number of licenses the state can award to micro cultivators, which must adhere to certain size, production, location and workforce constraints.

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