The unofficial commercial hub of Passaic County will take an official stance on marijuana sales when the Township Council meets on Wednesday.
The Republican-controlled council is expected to adopt a zoning ordinance to ban all six classes of cannabis establishments, including medical dispensaries, from opening in the township.
Officials enacted a similar law in September 2018, but that was before Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation to decriminalize the drug and set up a marketplace in which it can be sold.
Mayor Christopher Vergano said he was fielding many inquiries from dispensary owners hopeful to open a weed shop in the township.
"We've told people that we're not interested," the mayor said, minutes before the council introduced the zoning measure last month. "I don't want to be that type of town."