The Township Council plans to draft prohibitions that would add them to the list of New Jersey towns that oppose recreational marijuana sales irrespective of a state law that would legalize the use of the drug.
"There are too many problems associated with it," Mayor Kramer said. "The estimated value in revenue is outweighed by the headaches and complications it will cause our law enforcement."
A bill being considered by the state Legislature would make marijuana legal for anyone who is at least 21-years-old, and would further expand medical access to the drug.
Experts forecast that New Jersey’s marijuana industry would reach $850 million a year in 2022, or about 2.4 percent of the total U.S. market, across nearly 100 retail locations.