Cannabis Local License

Due to expressed concerns over the volume and location of cannabis establishments in the City of Elizabeth, on April 25, 2023, the City Council of the City of Elizabeth passed a resolution authorizing a moratorium on the acceptance and review of all incoming Class 5 Cannabis Retailer License applications until November 1st, 2023. 

While the City seeks to support the burgeoning cannabis market, a review of the existing cannabis regulations is needed to assure the health, safety, and welfare of its residents.  

The City of Elizabeth will continue to accept and review applications for municipal cannabis licenses for all other State cannabis classes. 

Please return on November 1, 2023, when the City will be rolling out a new online application system. Any questions regarding the application process should be emailed to