Towns are opting out of marijuana
Over 100 municipalities in New Jersey have already adopted or are in the process of adopting ordinances that would completely opt out of the legal weed industry.
Some have passed ordinances that will allow marijuana businesses, but only in certain zones and under certain rules.
The reasons for opting out of the marijuana industry are varied. Some municipal officials are just flatly against marijuana. In Point Pleasant Beach, Mayor Paul Kanitra said it's "not because I'm anti-marijuana, it's because I'm anti- any more vices in town."
In Lacey, Mayor Peter Curatolo, as the township committee voted against weed businesses, claimed that gangs would come in and undercut legal weed. He suggested that marijuana users "Uber some pot over if you need it that badly."