In the same week that Gov. Phil Murphy and legislative leaders finally reached a deal on legislation for recreational marijuana, another New Jersey community moved preemptively to block sales of weed.
As of March 2019, there are more than 50 local ordinances banning either all marijuana sales and growth, or just recreational forms of the drug. There are also a couple of resolutions discouraging legalization and one municipal referendum, which showed a narrow divide among residents regarding legal weed.
The following is an alphabetical list of local actions taken on the issue:
Barnegat (Ocean County) — A July 2018 ordinance bans any sales, manufacturing, growing, cultivating, or any farming activities related to marijuana.
Berkeley (Ocean County) — A February 2018 ordinance bans the sale of marijuana and…