Lyndhurst has joined the municipalities in New Jersey that have banned any type of marijuana dispensary.
"We are very pleased to have this ordinance," township police Detective Vincent Auteri said. "For our township to allow marijuana dispensaries would be counterintuitive to all the drug awareness and substance abuse programs we provide.
"The Mayor and Board of Commissioners, with guidance from the Lyndhurst Municipal Alliance, is sending the right message, which is that our community is focusing on health and safety and not money," Auteri said.
The governing body agreed that pot dispensaries “raise special concerns for health, safety, security, and location” in town.