Hillsborough is joining a growing number of towns in Somerset County that are banning the sale of marijuana.
Hillsborough's Township Committee will introduce an ordinance prohibiting marijuana sales within the township during the Tuesday, April 27 meeting.
"This ordinance will enable us to evaluate marijuana sales and usage in other communities so we can make an informed judgement on how to approach the same in Hillsborough," said Mayor Shawn Lipani. "It is a quality of life issue intended to act in the best interest of Hillsborough residents, families, business owners and visitors to the township, in regard to health, safety and welfare."
The ordinance prohibits cannabis establishments, delivery services and distributors from operating anywhere within the Township of Hillsborough, except for the delivery of cannabis and related supplies by a delivery service.
This will be the first reading of the ordinance. The meeting will be held virtually at 7:30 p.m. The township is inviting the public to discuss the proposed ordinance at its committee meeting on Tuesday, May 25.