The township has taken preliminary steps to banning marijuana businesses.
The Township Council introduced an ordinance Tuesday that would prohibit "the operation of any class of cannabis business" in town. The proposed ordinance is scheduled for a public hearing June 15.
New Jersey voters overwhelmingly approved legalizing marijuana in November, but law enforcement officials have criticized restrictions they say hamstring them from enforcing underage use, among other things.
Municipalities have until August to pass ordinances prohibiting marijuana businesses. Otherwise the new businesses can be grandfathered into existing retail and industrial zones.
Voters statewide approved legal marijuana in November, 67.1% to 32.9%. That split was only slightly narrower in Monmouth County at 65.6% to 34.4%.