In 2020 Frenchtown residents and the residents of neighboring communities voted — along with the rest of New Jersey residents — to allow the sale of cannabis for recreational use. Frenchtown residents voted 76.51% in favor (see official results below)

In August 2021, to allow time to consider a suitable ordinance for Frenchtown, the Borough Council passed a temporary ordinance prohibiting cannabis businesses from operating in the Borough. They did not want to rush into a decision on such an important matter.

The Frenchtown Borough Cannabis Committee was formed to evaluate existing planning and zoning, solicit public input, and develop a draft ordinance to be considered by the Borough Council at the November 2022 meeting.

A mailer (see letter below) is being sent out to all residents of the Borough with background information and important points to consider.

OPEN COMMUNITY SESSIONS (See Poster Below) ARE PLANNED FOR:

WHEN: Saturday, October 22, from 9 to 11 am AND Tuesday, October 25, from 7 to 9 pm

WHERE: Frenchtown Elementary School Auditorium

To learn more and to provide input on this process, Frenchtown Borough residents can do the following:– Attend one of the community sessions mentioned above
– Send an email with the subject line “Cannabis” to the Committee at: input@frenchtownborough.com — please include your name, address, and phone
number
– Send a letter to: Cannabis Committee Chair, Frenchtown Borough Cannabis Committee,
Borough Hall, 29 Second Street, Frenchtown, NJ 08825

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