The Butler council unanimously approved an ordinance to authorize retail recreational cannabis sales on Tuesday, making the borough the third municipality in Morris County to allow sellers to set up shop.
The vote follows a similar action on Monday in Boonton, where the council approved retail sales and wholesaling by a 7-1 vote. Rockaway Township also has approved retail sales along with the other five cannabis-related business categories: cultivation, manufacturing, wholesaling, distribution and delivery.
Those businesses were signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy after the legislature acted in response to New Jersey residents who voted by a two-thirds majority in November to legalize recreational marijuana. Morris County voters approved it by a 64.71% majority.