As Trenton grapples with the cannabis conundrum, municipalities throughout the state are struggling to determine whether distribution of weed at Alternative Treatment Centers, or marijuana dispensaries, in their towns are a good fit.
In Raritan, the question first arose in June 2018, when the council was approached by a business owner hoping to open an ATC in the borough.
At that time, most of the surrounding Somerset County towns, including Bridgewater, turned down the idea with an outright ban of the sale of cannabis.
The Raritan council chose not to rush to judgment. Instead they wanted to look at the big picture and to understand what, if any, the benefits of a medical marijuana dispensary would be for the borough.