Can cannabis be cultivated on preserved farmland?

No. Under current law, medical or recreational cannabis cannot be planted, propagated, cultivated, grown, harvested, processed, or sold on property preserved under New Jersey’s Farmland Preservation Program. The Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act, P.L. 2021, c. 16 (N.J.S.A. 24:6I-31, et seq.), prohibits medical cannabis and recreational cannabis cultivators from operating or locating an operation on land that is farmland assessed. Because eligibility for farmland assessment is a requirement for farms to enter the state’s preservation program, once a farm is preserved, a landowner cannot engage in uses which would disqualify the property for farmland assessment.

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1. Can cannabis facilities operate within “Drug-Free School Zones?”
2. Can a municipality adopt an ordinance regulating cannabis delivery services?
3. What kind of tax can a municipality impose on cannabis establishments? And, do vertically integrated facilities avoid certain local taxes?
4. What are the projected revenues of the local transfer and user tax?
5. What kind of license does a cannabis testing facility require? Can a municipality prevent cannabis testing facilities operating within their boundaries the same they do other license holders?
6. Can currently licensed alternative treatment centers begin offering their services for non-medicinal purposes? If yes, is municipal approval required prior to the alternative treatment center expandin
7. Can a municipality prohibit the consumption of cannabis on public property and in public places?
8. Will cannabis cultivators be eligible for farmland assessment?
9. Can cannabis be cultivated on preserved farmland?
10. Is the growing and processing of cannabis eligible for Right-to-Farm protection?
11. What is the National Opioids Settlement?