At last week’s Hillsborough Township Committee meeting, the board voted 4-1 in favor of adopting a new ordinance that would prohibit any kind of cannabis business activities to take place within the township for the time being.
Mayor Shawn Lipani, Deputy Mayor Frank DelCore, Committeeman Doug Tomson and Committeewoman Janine Erickson were the four members of the township committee to vote “yes” to adopt the new ordinance.
All four officials said they voted for the prohibition based on the fact the state has yet to establish any regulations on selling or using cannabis in public areas.
In a statement to centraljersey.com, Lipani said the new ordinance is a step in the process of finding out more information on the matter before making a decision that would be best for Hillsborough.
“This ordinance is just a step in the process, so the rules and regulations can be established and then Hillsborough can determine what, from a community standpoint, would make sense and then move forward accordingly,” Lipani said.
The Hillsborough cannabis ordinance does not prohibit residents from using marijuana for recreational or medical use on private property.