The Princeton Council is seeking volunteers to serve on the fledgling Princeton Cannabis Task Force, which will explore the impact of the legalization of marijuana in Princeton.
The deadline to apply to serve on the task force is March 1.
It is expected that the study will take about six to eight months to complete. Each member can anticipate spending 10 to 15 hours per month on task force-related issues.
Volunteers must either live in Princeton, own a business in Princeton or work at a Princeton business. Volunteers may also work at an organization that is located in Princeton.
New Jersey voters approved the legalization of marijuana in November 2020.
Princeton Councilwoman Eve Niedergang proposed the task force, which will serve in an advisory capacity to the mayor and Princeton Council. It will provide input in three main areas, including whether the town would allow a cannabis dispensary.
If the Princeton Council permits a cannabis dispensary in town, the task force also will discuss whether tax revenue from the sale of marijuana in a dispensary could be dedicated to a specific purpose.
The task force will consider educational aspects of marijuana legalization, and how those