LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston Township will hold a second public forum on the state’s new recreational marijuana laws on Tuesday, May 11 at 7 p.m.
According to a municipal news release, the panel will include Mayor Shawn Klein, Deputy Mayor Ed Meinhardt, Council Members Al Anthony, Michael Vieira and Rudy Fernandez, and Township Manager Barry Lewis Jr., along with Livingston Township Attorney Jarrid Kantor.
“The township attorney will explain the basics of the new marijuana law passed in New Jersey and review the specific options available that must be considered by the township council,” Livingston officials said. “This public forum will give those who missed the first forum on April 13 an opportunity to hear about the legislation and make a public comment.”
Residents interested in participating via public comment can do so through Zoom. Once the informational portion of the forum is completed, residents are invited to comment or ask questions. Residents can access the public forum on cannabis legislation through the Livingston Township calendar at livingstonnj.org/Calendar (click/tap on the May 11, 2021 public forum event to find the Zoom link in the description).
The Zoom webinar access information can also be accessed directly as follows.
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