Montclair Momentum

Recreational Marijuana Can Be Sold In Montclair

On the night the Montclair Township Council was expected to give its final approval to ordinances that allow seven recreational marijuana establishments in town, council members also presented another ordinance — to ban them all together, at least for now.

But in the end, the council voted to allow two marijuana retail shops and five other cannabis-related businesses within Montclair’s borders. The ordinances place the businesses in the southern portion of the township, despite objections from some residents and council members that doing so concentrates them around Montclair’s less affluent neighborhoods, where more residents of color live. But council members said the zoning could be expanded within months.