Many municipalities are troubled by the unknown because their decisions must be made before they have from the Cannabis Regulatory Commission's regulations in hand.
Mount Laurel and Voorhees are planning on marijuana outlets in their towns, viewing cannabis as a potential source of economic growth.
"There is an economic motivation to having this in the town," Mario DiNatale, the Voorhees director of community and economic development, told 70and73.com. He cited the approximately $360,000 brought in quarterly in Bellmawr from medical marijuana alone.
Merchantville and Greenwich, Cumberland County, also are allowing marijuana businesses in their communities, with several other municipalities in South Jersey conditionally banning it until further review.
Voters across the state last November overwhelmingly decided to legalize recreational marijuana use in New Jersey for people 21 and older. The statewide vote was 67% in favor.