In 2020 New Jersey voters approved Public Question No. 1, which amended the New Jersey Constitution to allow for the legalization of a controlled form of marijuana called “cannabis” for adults at least 21 years of age. The voters of Bloomfield approved Public Question No. 1 by a margin of 71% in favor. In light of the public’s support, on August 16, 2021, the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield adopted an Ordinance allowing and regulating one or more classes of cannabis business within Bloomfield, finding it to be in the best interest of the health, safety and welfare of Bloomfield’s residents and members of the public who visit, travel, or conduct business in the Township, and amending the Township of Bloomfield’s zoning regulations to permit those cannabis-related activities, including land use and development, within certain geographic boundaries within Bloomfield.
The Township’s Ordinance allows a total of eight Class 5 Cannabis Retailers to be conditionally permitted in specified zones throughout the Township, with no more than four permitted in the Northern Sector of the Township; no more than four permitted in the Central Sector; and no more than four permitted in the Southern Sector. Authorized Class 5 Cannabis Retailers may operate within Bloomfield subject to the requirements of the New Jersey State law, Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) regulations, the Township Ordinance and site plan review.
Please follow the links to the State CRC website for information about licensing and New Jersey’s Cannabis Business. Cannabis retailers interested in creating a business in Bloomfield may contact the Township’s Department of Community Development for further details.