The mayor of a Bergen County town says that he is tired of only other municipalities reaping the benefits of New Jersey’s legal marijuana industry. But for now, the Borough Council wants to hold off.
“Once you get past the argument of whether it should be legal, you should embrace it,” says Paramus Mayor Rich LaBarbiera.
The mayor says that he is confident that his town will benefit from the legal cannabis industry for many reasons, and not just the tax revenue it can bring in.
“Two percent on a $50 million facility would bring a million dollars here to the borough,” LaBarbiera says.
He also says that Paramus is prime real estate for legal marijuana and that his residents want it.