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Beach Haven has joined area municipalities in banning the sale, manufacture and cultivating of marijuana in the borough.
An ordinance adopted introduced by the borough council at its July 29 agenda meeting said that pursuant to section 31b of the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance and Marketplace Modernization Act, “all cannabis establishments, cannabis distributors or cannabis delivery services are prohibited from operating anywhere in the Borough of Beach Haven, except for the delivery of cannabis items and related supplies by a delivery service.”
Marijuana might be legal in New Jersey, but residents of most area municipalities will have to travel to another town if they want to buy some.
Only four communities in Mercer County—Ewing, Lawrence, Pennington and Trenton—are set to allow the retail sale of cannabis within their borders. Also on that list is Bordentown City in Burlington County.
The township has banned most marijuana businesses from operating here, but officials said the Township Council could revisit the issue once state regulations are released.
The council approved an ordinance July 27 that bans cannabis establishments, distributors, delivery services and microbusinesses from operating in the township.
As the Aug. 21 deadline to decide on legal marijuana gets closer, towns in Somerset County are banning or allowing — mostly banning — cannabis businesses, with some enacting penalties as high as $200 for smoking weed in public.
South Brunswick has prohibited all classes of cannabis establishments from operating in the township, according to a new ordinance passed by the council. The new restriction received unanimous approval from the council, some of which voted to legalize recreational cannabis in the 2020 election.
The ordinance prohibits cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, whole sales, distribution, retail sales and delivery. South Brunswick Township will allow cannabis testing facilities in the community as defined by the state.
The municipal zoning code book is staying closed, for a while at least, to all six types of marijuana-based businesses recently legalized in New Jersey.
The Borough Council on Tuesday night adopted an ordinance that prohibits all cannabis-related businesses, ranging from growing operations to delivery services.
The Bordentown Township Committee on Monday night unanimously passed an ordinance to prohibit the operation of any class of cannabis business within the Township's geographical boundaries.
The ordinance was originally introduced at the Committee's June 14 meeting.
The Borough Council adopted an ordinance by a 4-1 vote to prohibit the operation of any class of cannabis businesses within the borough at its July 27 meeting. Councilman Roger Freda did not support the ordinance.
A public hearing will be held Aug. 9 on the ordinance that prohibits all marijuana businesses in Princeton.
Lake Como has banned all cannabis-related businesses within its borders — "due to the present uncertainties” that exist as regulations for the state’s new recreational marijuana market are still being developed.