Bridgewater Mayor Matthew Moench and the Council are not happy with Gov. Phil Murphy and his decision to make marijuana legal. As a result, the council is looking to pass several ordinances to ban marijuana sales and smoking in public in the township.
"Earlier this week, Governor Murphy and members of the legislature enacted anti-child, anti-family, and anti-police legislation which goes well beyond the reasonable expectations of those who supported legalization for adult usage. Instead of protecting our children, while allowing adults to make decisions for themselves, this legislation effectively insulates minors from facing any consequences from underage use and removes any meaningful deterrents," said Moench.
Moench is referring to the portion of the new law that does not allow police officers to search any person who is under 18 years of age in connection with marijuana use or smell of it.