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."
Resident Amy De Palma said she supports the ordinance and talked of how cannabis helped her mother during her illness. "The only thing that is helping her is edibles."