Toms River won't be joining other Ocean County towns that have moved to ban marijuana businesses. At least not for now.
Township Council members voted 6 to 1 Tuesday to table an ordinance that would have barred companies that sell, manufacture or distribute weed from operating in town.
Instead, the council plans to form a committee of residents and members of the governing body who will research the pros and cons of allowing marijuana businesses.The aim of is to bring the ordinance back for a vote at the June 9 meeting.
"We need to be more educated on this matter before we vote on it," said Councilman Terrance Turnbach, who made a motion to table the measure following a raucous 90-minute public hearing in which all but one speaker opposed banning weed businesses.