The ban would not forbid residents from consuming marijuana purchased elsewhere.
Borough attorney Greg Baxter said by state law the governing body has 180 days from when Gov. Phil Murphy legalized recreational marijuana to pass a prohibition ordinance. If they miss that window, Baxter said, they'd have to wait five years to try it again.
"The governing body is not thrilled with the entire legislation," Baxter said, referring to the legalization of marijuana, and the language in Senate Bill 3545, which prohibits law enforcement from notifying parents of their underage children's first offense.
The borough's mayor and council have joined with its police department in support of having that law changed. Police Chief Paul Habermann referred to two bills that are in the legislature now, A5472 and S3565, that would repeal that portion of the new law and give them back "the ability to notify parents of a first offense."