WALL TOWNSHIP — The Wall Township Committee introduced an ordinance that would ban the sale, production and cultivation of marijuana within in the township’s borders.
The ordinance repeals and replaces a similar ordinance that the township had passed in 2018, but had to be replaced due to recreational marijuana legalization this year.
“Now that the state has passed its marijuana legislation, there are provisions in that legislation for local municipalities to regulating ordinances, and this would be Wall’s version of that ordinance,” Township Administrator Jeff Bertrand said.
The public hearing of the ordinance will be in one month at the township’s May 26 meeting,
“There was some more detail we had to put into [the ordinance] because when the marijuana statute passed in February they had different categories of usage,” township attorney Sean Kean said.
Mr. Kean said there are different types of commercial marijuana licenses that the township is banning including cultivation, distribution, manufacturing.
“By being very specific we believe that we have covered every scenario and we would not be permitting any type of commerce relating to marijuana,” Mr. Kean said.
The one scenario Mr. Kean said the township would not be able to control would be marijuana delivery services operating legally in the township.
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