Those living near proposed sites for cannabis businesses in Neptune City continue to ask questions but borough officials are unable to answer them because of pending lawsuits, one of which was filed by two of the neighbors.
Mayor Andrew C. Wardell said at this week’s meeting of the Borough Council that he plans to introduce new legislation regarding the legal sale of marijuana in Neptune City and will do so once it is legally possible.
“I want you to feel assured that we will never do anything that will hurt anybody,” the mayor said. “I wish I could elaborate more into what I mean by that. Hopefully, when these lawsuits are thrown out like I anticipate, we’ll be able to speak more freely.”
Councilwoman Pamela Renee agreed with the mayor’s remarks about the borough’s inability to comment because of the legal challenges.
“I look forward to the time when we can comment,” she said. “We want to add more amendments.”