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GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 23, 2023)(CNBNews)--The City of Gloucester City's mayor and the council is expected to pass on first reading an ordinance amending the City's Land Development ordinance tonight at 7 PM to provide Screen Shot 2022-04-19 at 13.51.11
for marijuana businesses. The meeting is scheduled for council chambers, 313 Monmouth Street. 

The public hearing and final adoption of the new law will be held Thursday, Feb 23.  The law allows for six different classes of cannabis businesses to operate in the City's Southport area. 

The six "Pot" types of establishments allowed include: 

marijuana cultivator

marijuana delivery service

marijuana distributor

marijuana manufacturer

marijuana retailer

marijuana wholesaler

Those types of businesses are not allowed to operate within 250 feet of a church, school or daycare.



A second city ordinance up for introduction this evening (see below) will allow the city to charge a two percent municipal transfer tax on revenues generated by the sale of marijuana by Class 1, II, and V license holders and a one percent municipal tax on revenues generated by Class III license holders.

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Laura Stack's warning about today's marijuana

Johnny fell from the top of the parking garage at RTD’s Lincoln Station in Lone Tree.  His death was ruled a suicide and his behavior suggests he was experiencing a mental health crisis.

Five minutes before the fall he took a photo of his car odometer.  It read 133661.  He posted the photo on Snapchat with the message: “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.  For one extreme to exist, there must be the opposing.”

“[Experts in psychosis] don’t think he probably actually thought he would die,” Laura said.  “There was a video of him from the RTD station that the cameras took in the parking lot showing that he spread his wings as if he literally thought that he was going to fly right off the building.  I don’t know if he intended to die.  I’ll never know what was going through his mind.  But I do know that if it hadn’t been for marijuana, he’d still be here today.”

For the next six months, Laura wrote about Johnny.  She produced 300 pages.  “I wrote his life and death story in a way that I hoped other people would recognize their children and hopefully save them. Can’t save Johnny, but we can maybe keep it from happening to someone else,” she said.  “So amazing how many people call me and they say, ‘I read your story and you can substitute my son with yours.  And it’s the same story.’”

Johnny was 14 when he first tried marijuana at a party.  It was 2014, the year Colorado became the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana use for people 21 and older. Voters had passed Amendment 64 two years prior to full commercialization.

Johnny’s parents dismissed his first encounter with marijuana as a relatively harmless bump in the road.  They admit they had no idea their son had begun a journey toward addiction.  “I thought to myself, you know, it’s just weed, right?  I used it. It didn’t hurt me.  I had no idea how wrong I was,” Laura said.  “It’s the dirty little secret of the marijuana industry that these high potency products can trigger psychosis in youth.  There’s a campaign of confusion.  They want to cast doubt on any study that comes out that hints that THC in the developing brain can actually cause mental illness and schizophrenia-like psychosis with delusional thinking.”

Johnny tried to stop using marijuana a couple of times.  Laura says during those breaks he would recover. But he kept going back.  He would eventually be diagnosed with THC abuse severe.  “That was his diagnosis,” Laura said.  “He had no other drugs in his system.  It wasn’t laced with anything.  This wasn’t the black market.”

 

And then I got really angry living here in Colorado and just the availability of this drug and these dabs, these concentrates, these vapes, these edibles.  And these kids don’t know how potent this stuff is and how it’s harming their brains,” Laura said.  “And everyone wants them to believe it’s so natural and harmless.  And it’s legal.  It must be safe.  All the false narratives these kids buy into, that these adults are telling them and not protecting them.”

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Everyone will be stoned all the time and/or be sick with cancer, or COPD, just what the government wants, a bunch of brain-dead people with no mind of their own. ~CNBNewsnet

 

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