Legal cannabis sales – retail and wholesale – are coming to town.
The town council voted, 7-1, Monday to approve those select operations, restricting them to the commercial zone along Myrtle Avenue (Route 202).
Council members approved the ordinance after a brief public discussion in which about six of the 40 people in attendance voiced their opinions about the measure.
Some were against retail sales and urged the council to keep the operations away from schools and children.
"Main Street is no place to be selling cannabis," said one woman, who labeled marijuana as a "gateway drug."
Another resident, Amy De Palma, supported the ordinance, saying her mother has an illness "and the only thing that is helping her is edibles."
The approval bucks a trend of many municipalities acting to ban cannabis operations, at least temporarily, after they were signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy in June.