Old Bridge approved an ordinance that bans the sale, distribution, cultivation and growing of marijuana in the township.(Photo: ~File)
OLD BRIDGE – An ordinance that bans businesses from the sale, distribution, cultivation and facilitating the use of recreation and or medicinal marijuana was approved on second reading by the Township Council at Monday’s meeting.
The ordinance amends the land development code’s “prohibited use” section to include “businesses selling, distributing, cultivating, growing and/or facilitating the sale and/or use of either recreation and or medicinal marijuana, including any ancillary or related paraphernalia.”
Six council members voted in favor of the ordinance. Councilman Tony Paskitti voted against the ordinance, while Councilwoman Edina Brown and Councilman John Murphy III abstained.
Paskitti said he would vote no because “I don’t think we have enough information on this subject matter.”
Murphy said he abstained mainly because of medical marijuana, which he said “helps a lot of things.”