In Thursday’s virtual Cannabis Task Force (CTF) meeting, the committee focused on drafting an ordinance of the CTF’s recommendations when it comes to cannabis licenses and dispensaries in Princeton, as well as the research, criteria, tax revenue, education, and equity behind it.
Councilmember Eve Niedergang GS ’85 stated that the purpose of the ordinance is to “answer where [the CTF] is on key recommendations, respond to comments from the public so far, and address concerns from those who believe it raises crime rates.”
This will be the first public document that the CTF distributes.
Councilmember and Visiting Lecturer at of Public and International Affairs Udi Ofer stated that “[the document] will be scrutinized, rightfully so.” He also expressed concerns that the document “should be explicit” so that it deals with issues that are on the top of many Princeton residents’ minds.
The main issue that came up during the meeting was how many licenses should be offered in the town of Princeton. In a prior meeting, the CTF decided on three licenses but plans to be selective in choosing