Cannabis Licensing 

The City of Woodbury’s Cannabis Ad Hoc Committee is in the process of creating the cannabis operational and licensing policies within the City of Woodbury. Please check our website and City Council Meetings for updates.

Please email [email protected] with any questions, comments, or concerns in regard to cannabis within the City of Woodbury. 


Licensing, Registration, and Regulation of Cannabis Establishments

Please review Ordinance 2354-22 on the licensing, registration and regulation of Cannabis Establishments.

Please reach out to Interim Administrator, Len Sossamon at [email protected], 856-845-1300 x 130 or Acting City Clerk, Cassidy Swanson at [email protected], 856-845-1300 x 146 with questions on the application.

Cannabis Licensing Application

  • Applications will be received by the City of Woodbury on a rolling basis.  The City will begin reviewing completed applications on March 1, 2022.
  • Applications are to be delivered to the City of Woodbury at the offices of the Woodbury City Clerk, located at 33 Delaware St., Woodbury NJ 08096.
  • Applicants shall submit an original and one paper copy of the application as well as a digital copy on a flash drive.  The application shall be in a sealed envelope, clearly marked on the outside with the words “Woodbury Cannabis License Application” and the name and address of the applicant.  Applicants shall not use plastic covers or sheets for their applications.  Binders are also discouraged.
  • Applicant shall include a check made payable to the City of Woodbury for the appropriate application fee amount listed in Item 16 of the application form.
  • Applicants shall assume full responsibility for the delivery of their application to the offices of the City Clerk.
  • Please reach out to Interim Administrator, Len Sossamon at [email protected], 856-845-1300 x 130 or Acting City Clerk, Cassidy Swanson at [email protected], 856-845-1300 x 146 with questions on the application.

Classes of Legal Cannabis Businesses Permitted & Zoning Districts 

Please review Ordinance 2342-21 on the classes of legal cannabis businesses permitted within the City of Woodbury, and what zoning districts they are permitted in. View the Zoning Map.

Cannabis Classes allowed in C-1 Commercial Districts

  • Cannabis Retail (Cannabis Establishment Class 5 License)
    • Must adhere to all laws and conditions of N.J.S.A. 24:6I-31 et seq.
    • Cannabis Retail establishments may not be located within 1000 feet of any school, both public and private, including, but not limited to Durand Academy and Child Development Center.
    • Cannabis Retail establishments may only be permitted if they have direct frontage on Broad Street.
    • There shall not be any on-site consumption of any product related to Cannabis Retail establishment.
    • There shall not be any drive-through associated with any Cannabis Retail establishment.
    • Parking shall be provided on-site and shall be provided at a ratio of 5 spaces per 1000 gross square feet of Cannabis Retail establishment.
    • Except as modified above, Cannabis Retail establishments must meet all Woodbury bulk and design standards established in Article XI.
    • Cannabis Retail establishments are subject to Site Plan Approval
  • Cannabis Delivery (Cannabis Establishment Class 6 License)
    • Must adhere to the laws and conditions of N.J.S.A. 24:6I-31 et seq.
    • Cannabis Delivery establishments must be on the same lot and ownership as a Cannabis Retail establishment.
    • In addition to the parking requirements required for a Cannabis Retail establishment, Cannabis Delivery establishments must provide one off street parking space for every employee or every delivery vehicle on the largest shift, whichever is greater.

Cannabis Classes allowed in C-2 and C-3 Commercial Districts

  • In C-2 districts only, Cannabis Retail (Cannabis Establishment Class 5 License)
    • Must adhere to all laws and conditions of N.J.S.A. 24:6I-31 et seq.
    • Cannabis Retail establishments may not be located within 1000 feet of any school, both public and private, including, but not limited to Durand Academy and Child Development Center.
    • Cannabis Retail establishments may only be permitted if they have direct frontage on: Salem Ave; Mantua Pk; North Evergreen Ave or South Evergreen Ave.
    • There shall not be any on-site consumption of any product related to Cannabis Retail establishment.
    • There shall not be any drive-through associated with any Cannabis Retail establishment.
    • Parking shall be provided on-site and shall be provided at a ratio of 5 spaces per 1000 gross square feet of Cannabis Retail establishment.
    • Except as modified above, Cannabis Retail establishments must meet all Woodbury bulk and design standards established in Article XII.
    • Cannabis Retail establishments are subject to Site Plan Approval
  • Cannabis Delivery (Cannabis Establishment Class 6 License)
    • Must adhere to the laws and conditions of N.J.S.A. 24:6I-31 et seq.
    • Cannabis Delivery establishments must be on the same lot and ownership as a Cannabis Retail establishment.
    • In addition to the parking requirements required for a Cannabis Retail establishment, Cannabis Delivery establishments must provide one off street parking space for every employee or every delivery vehicle on the largest shift, whichever is greater.

Cannabis Classes allowed in I Industrial Districts

  • Cannabis Retail (Cannabis Establishment Class 5 License)
    • Must adhere to all laws and conditions of N.J.S.A. 24:6I-31 et seq.
    • Cannabis Retail establishments may not be located within 1000 feet of any school, both public and private, including, but not limited to Durand Academy and Child Development Center.
    • Cannabis Retail establishments may only be permitted if they have direct access on: South Barber St; South Evergreen Ave or Deptford Rd.
    • There shall not be any on-site consumption of any product related to Cannabis Retail establishment.
    • There shall not be any drive-through associated with any Cannabis Retail establishment.
    • Parking shall be provided on-site and shall be provided at a ratio of 5 spaces per 1000 gross square feet of Cannabis Retail establishment.
    • Except as modified above, Cannabis Retail establishments must meet all Woodbury bulk and design standards established in Article XIII.
    • Cannabis Retail establishments are subject to Site Plan Approval
  • Cannabis Delivery (Cannabis Establishment Class 6 License)
    • Must adhere to the laws and conditions of N.J.S.A. 24:6I-31 et seq.
    • Cannabis Delivery establishments must be on the same lot and ownership as a Cannabis Retail establishment.
    • In addition to the parking requirements required for a Cannabis Retail establishment, Cannabis Delivery establishments must provide one off street parking space for every employee or every delivery vehicle on the largest shift, whichever is greater.
  • Cannabis Establishments of Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4 are Conditional Uses subject to:
    • Class 1, Class 2, Class 3 may be combined on the same site or within the same building.
    • May not locate within 1,000 feet of the property line of a public, private, or parochial school or day-care center.
    • Not permitted on any site that abuts a residential district. A minimum fifty-foot planted buffer is required along all other property lines.
    • Area, setback, and coverage requirements:
      • Minimum setback from a tract perimeter: 75 feet.
      •  Minimum parking or paved area setback from all property lines: 25 feet.
      • Maximum building coverage shall not exceed 50%.
      • Maximum impervious coverage shall not exceed 80%.
    • Parking, loading, and access requirements shall conform to § 202-74 Off-street parking.
    • Academic clinical research centers shall be permitted on the condition that they comply with all New Jersey state laws regulating the research of medical marijuana.
    • May only grow medical marijuana in an indoor, enclosed, and secure building which includes electronic locking systems, electronic surveillance, and other features.
    • Shall be legally registered in the State of New Jersey and possess a current valid medical marijuana permit from the Department of Health.
    • Class 4 Cannabis Distributor shall be a maximum of 5,000 square feet, of which no more than 20% may be used for secure storage of product.
    • Shall be a minimum distance of 1,000 feet from the next nearest Cannabis Establishment within the same jurisdiction. This separation of distance does not apply to the distance between the Cannabis Establishment and complementing or supporting businesses.
    • Facilities for cultivation or production must be in indoor, enclosed, and secure buildings, which include electronic locking systems, electronic surveillance and other features required. Cultivation or production facilities shall not be located in a trailer, cargo container, mobile unit, mobile home, recreational vehicle, or other motor vehicle.
    • The maximum floor area for cultivation or production shall be limited to 20,000 square feet, of which sufficient space must be set aside for secure storage of marijuana seeds, related finished product, and marijuana-related materials used in production or for required laboratory testing.
    • There shall be no emission of dust, fumes, vapors, odors, or waste into the environment from any facility where medical marijuana growing, processing, or testing occurs.
    • Facilities that grow, process, or store cannabis shall meet industry best practices for odor control.
    • Byproducts from indoor cultivation or production facilities shall be secured and properly disposed of and shall not be placed within any unsecure exterior refuse containers.
    • Class 3 Cannabis Wholesalers shall provide only wholesale products to other Cannabis Establishments. Retail sales and dispensing of medical marijuana and related products is prohibited at cultivation and production facilities. This shall not be interpreted as prohibiting retail sales from a licensed medical marijuana dispensary that is on the same site or within the same building as an indoor cultivation or processing facility.
    • Green building design techniques are required to reduce the energy consumption and heat generation associated with cultivation and production facilities, which are using systems such as hydroponics. These techniques may include, but are not limited to, solar screening, green or vegetative roofs, highly reflective and emissive roofing material, greywater or condensate reclamation systems, and light emitting diode (LED) lighting. These techniques shall be designed to the satisfaction of the Planning Board.
    • Cultivation and production facilities are required to use renewable energy sources, such as solar or wind, to offset the substantial energy production requirements of systems such as hydroponics. The renewable energy source does not need to be located on-site.
    • A traffic impact study is required.
    • All accesses must secure the appropriate highway occupancy permit (state, county and/or Township).

Additional Documents

Public Discussions  May 12, May 26 and June 9, 2021

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