Woodcliff Lake is the latest Bergen County town to ban the sale of marijuana within its limits, in an attempt to circumvent a proposed state bill that, if passed, would legalize the drug in New Jersey.
The prohibitions, adopted unanimously by the Borough Council this week, bar businesses from selling, distributing, cultivating, growing or facilitating the sale or use of both recreational and medical marijuana. The sale of related paraphernalia is also banned.
“This is a very important ordinance for our community that addresses a very serious issue concerning the use and sale of marijuana,” Mayor Carlos Rendo said. “It’s not about money, it’s about health and safety.”