The township wants the people to decide whether to allow marijuana to be grown, manufactured and sold.
Last election, New Jersey voters chose to legalize marijuana on the ballot question overwhelmingly – 2-1 once the votes were tallied.
But Mayor Peter Curatolo says not so fast. Legalizing pot is one thing, growing and selling in the town is a whole other issue.
“They voted yes to recreational marijuana but they did not vote yes in our town to have it sold in our town or grown in our town and that's a very important distinction,” says Mayor Peter Curatolo.
An ordinance on the books already bans the sale and cultivation of marijuana in Lacey Township, but the mayor says committee members told him let the voters decide.