Three N.J. towns got a chance to vote on marijuana. Two said they want it.
By Payton Guion
NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
Since late 2017, elected officials in towns across New Jersey have been voting to ban marijuana businesses from their borders, should state lawmakers decide to make weed legal.
More than 40 towns have already voted in opposition of marijuana, way more than the number of towns that are supportive.
But on Tuesday, voters in three New Jersey towns got the chance to have their say on marijuana. Two of those municipalities, Union Township and Vineland, said they wanted marijuana in the town, while Bridgeton mostly voted against having weed businesses.
All three votes are non-binding, meaning that town officials can still make their own decision on whether to allow weed businesses, but it does give them a good idea of how their constituents feel.
Bridgeton voters had three questions on their ballots. They said no to the first two, which asked whether the town should allow retail pot shops, or permit growers and distributors to operate within its borders.
The third question the Bridgeton ballot asked was whether such businesses should be relegated to industrial parts of town, if the city does allow them to operate. Voters said yes to that proposition.