St. Peter’s College desires to cease a marijuana dispensary and lounge from opening up close to a brand new residence corridor.
The Jersey Journal reported that the college is arguing in a lawsuit that Jersey Metropolis Planning Board’s approval of the dispensary’s utility violates a metropolis code requiring a hashish store to be a minimum of 200 toes away from a faculty. Saint Peter’s is arguing faculties and universities should not be excluded from that requirement.
The brand new dormitory is 65 toes from the entrance door of Medusa NJ, LLC dispensary, in keeping with Jersey Digs, an actual property information website that additionally reported on the lawsuit.
The college is suing each the planning board and Medusa.
People 21 years and older can legally purchase marijuana in New Jersey with no prescription.
The college argues within the lawsuit that the planning board failed to think about the “adverse influence” of the undertaking. Representatives from St. Peter’s opposed the approval of the dispensary’s utility earlier this 12 months throughout a planning board listening to.
“SPU’s counsel defined the substantial adverse impacts Medusa’s Hashish Institution and Consumption Lounge would have on SPU, each to SPU’s underage pupil inhabitants and the group as a complete,” college counsel wrote within the lawsuit.
College President Eugene Cornacchia has additionally voiced issues about potential crowd management and safety issues on the dispensary at a June listening to of town’s Hashish Management Board, in keeping with the Hudson Reporter.