At the town council meeting held on Feb. 2, Councilwoman Eve Niedergang announced the establishment of a cannabis task force "in the near future."
"We know that legalization is coming. And whether we were personally in favor or against legalization, we must confront the issues that will be raised as a result of legalization," she said.
The task force will be led by Niedergang, councilwoman Michelle Pirone Lambros and council president Leticia Fraga.
The task force will meet to sketch out guidelines about which groups and institutions need to be represented to ensure all viewpoints are included. They also plan to take input from community members, the business community and partner organizations.
The aim of the task force is to recommend whether the township will host a cannabis dispensary. They will also be looking into the best "educational message" on the issue for minors, adults and seniors, using the "best data available and the most recent science."