Mayor Michael Wildes has opted to veto the council’s decision to ban marijuana business in the city, calling the move “ridiculous.”
The council approved a ban on July 29 that would prohibit the cultivation and sale of marijuana. Wildes had 10 days to sign the veto, and he did just that on Friday.
“I think it is ridiculous given the circumstances of this. Both Teaneck and Fort Lee have approved the sale in some capacity,” Wildes said. “I think that it would be foolish not to monetize something that will be in the city… there will be generations to come that will judge us for missing the opportunity to put money from this in the treasure chest.”