The Township has joined a handful of Bergen County towns in banning marijuana sales ahead of a state bill that, if passed, would legalize the drug in New Jersey.
Mahwah's prohibitions , adopted unanimously by the Township Council on Thursday, will block all marijuana establishments from opening in Mahwah, including dispensaries, cultivation facilities and manufacturing plants. It does not apply to sales of prescribed medical marijuana, which is legal in New Jersey.
“The town has done a very good job over the last two decades of educating our kids on drugs,” Council President Robert Hermansen said. “This is the right message to send."