The Township Committee Monday night passed an ordinance establishing regulations prohibiting the public consumption of cannabis and marijuana in Bedminster.
The New Jersey Cannabis and marijuana Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act signed into law by the State Legislature in February permits municipalities to enact an ordinance making it unlawful for any person who is of legal age to consume a cannabis and marijuana item in a manner not from smoking, vaping, or aerosolizing.
"That includes shopping centers, parking lots, stores, restaurants. These can be businesses that are open to the public," Bedminster Mayor Larry Jacobs said. "We have similar prohibitions covering cigarettes. It doesn't cover anything done in a private area or residence. If someone is on medical marijuana and consuming it through edibles, that is not covered through this prohibition."