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File #: 22-0768    Version: 1 Name: Resolution of Support: Cannabis Retailer (Motherland Cannabis, LLC)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 5/23/2022 In control: Administration
On agenda: 7/13/2022 Final action: 9/8/2022
Title: Dept./ Agency: Administration Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending Type of Service: Resolution of Support Purpose: To provide a Resolution of Support for Motherland Cannabis Company, LLC to operate a Class V Cannabis Retail Business within the City of Newark. Additional Information: Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 17:30-5.1(g) and/or pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 24:6I-7.2(4); nothing in this Resolution prohibits the City of Newark to revoke its support and rescind the conditional license. Deferred 7R1-e 071322 Deferred 7R1-b 080322
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Dept./ Agency: Administration
Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending
Type of Service: Resolution of Support
Purpose: To provide a Resolution of Support for Motherland Cannabis Company, LLC to operate a Class V Cannabis Retail Business within the City of Newark.
Additional Information:
Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 17:30-5.1(g) and/or pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 24:6I-7.2(4); nothing in this Resolution prohibits the City of Newark to revoke its support and rescind the conditional license.

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WHEREAS, on November 3, 2020, voters in the State of New Jersey approved public Question #1, which amended the Constitution of the State of New Jersey to legalize the Adult-Use of marijuana, also known as cannabis, for persons ages 21 and older and legalizes the cultivation, processing and sale of retail marijuana; and
WHEREAS, on February 22, 2021, Governor Philip D. Murphy signed into law P.L. 2021, c. 16, known as the "New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act" (the "Act"), which legalizes the Adult-Use of marijuana by person 21 years of age or older, and establishes a comprehensive regulatory and licensing scheme for commercial recreational ("adult use") cannabis operations, use, and possession; and
WHEREAS, the City of Newark (the "City") is designated as both an "Economically Disadvantaged Area" and an "Impact Zone", which are defined in the cannabis regulations and the Act for purposes of furthering principles of social justice, and in which the Cannabis Regulatory Commission shall prioritize applications for licenses; and
WHEREAS, Section 31 of the Act authorizes municipalities to adopt an ordinance to permit or prohibit one or more classes of licensed businesses; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 17:30-5.1, the City adopted Ordinance 6PSF-aa on August 19, 2021 creating Title XIV ...

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