The city of South Amboy is only the latest Central Jersey town to ban any marijuana shop or weed business from opening in town, including medical marijuana facilities.
At their Wednesday night meeting, the South Amboy city Council unanimously voted to pass an ordinance that bans any marijuana-related business from opening anywhere within town limits. This includes medical marijuana, grow shops, cafes, retail shops or marijuana-delivery businesses.
Towns like Piscataway, Middletown, Bridgewater and Old Bridge have either discussed or passed similar pot shop bans. However, other large Central Jersey towns, like Woodbridge, Aberdeen, Edison and New Brunswick, have not. There is a medical marijuana store in Woodbridge (Garden State Dispensary), which just last year opened a second location in Eatontown. Those are the two nearest pot shops to South Amboy.
"This is a family town," Piscataway Mayor Brian Wahler said, when that town passed its ban in mid-May