And while voters throughout the state — and in Cape May County — supported marijuana legalization by a wide margin in a November referendum, some governing bodies in the county have introduced zoning ordinances that would ban cannabis businesses.
Wildwood Crest seems poised to join that number.
On Wednesday, borough attorney Ronald Gelzunas presented a draft ordinance that would ban cannabis sales within the small borough. He said the ordinance has been sent to the borough Planning Board for review and would ban cannabis sales in all zones.
“This would in effect ban every type of cannabis ,” he said.
Borough commissioners did not vote on the ordinance at that meeting.
“I do think we have to kind of walk slowly on this because the legislation’s all over the place, the misinformation is all over the place,” said Commissioner David Thompson. “We just have to let it play out.”