Residents of Frenchtown, a New Jersey borough by the Delaware River, will gather soon to talk about marijuana.
New Jersey residents voted in 2020 to allow the sale of marijuana for recreational use. Frenchtown supported that move, with 76.5% of borough voters in favor, according to the Frenchtown website.
After the vote, towns were left to figure out how to deal with the impact of marijuana businesses.
Frenchtown's stores and restaurants are mainly clustered along a few blocks of Bridge Street, and even one marijuana retailer could make a big difference in the little borough of about 1,370 residents.
Thus, Frenchtown is trying to involve the whole community in how the borough deals with the potential for pot.