Marijuana businesses are likely to be banned indefinitely here after Township Council members introduced a measure that would eliminate the Dec. 31 expiration date for the weed business ban.
Four council members -- Kevin M. Geoghegan, Maria Maruca, Matt Lotano and Daniel Rodrick -- voted to scrap the Dec. 31 date on Tuesday. Council members Josh Kopp and Terrance Turnbach abstained, while Councilwoman Laurie Huryk voted "no" on the measure.
"This shows a total lack of regard not only for my time, but for the members of that committee," Huryk said. She was referring to a cannabis study group that was formed earlier this year to help determine if Toms River should allow recreational or medical weed businesses.