The Raritan Borough Council will introduce and vote on an ordinance allowing the sale of medical cannabis and prohibiting the sale of recreational cannabis for adults in the borough at their next council meeting.
The decision continues to be pushed from previous meetings.
There is a need to craft borough specific rules surrounding the sale of recreational cannabis by August following the enactment of the law that legalized recreational use of cannabis for adults in New Jersey. State municipalities were granted 180 days to draft regulations for their town.
Borough attorney Bill Robertson echoed the importance of making a decision to ensure the deadline is met during the council’s May 11 meeting, when some council members were under the impression that an ordinance would be introduced.
“We don’t have that much time, action has to be taken,” Robertson said. “Just as a suggestion, short term, you may want to prohibit the adult recreational use in a general fashion, and then begin looking into the specifics and amend, modify if you chose to move forward with certain other establishments.”