Options for housing the state’s marijuana industry in North Jersey are going up in smoke.

Since April, officials in more than three dozen municipalities in Bergen and Passaic counties have introduced or adopted ordinances restricting all six classes of cannabis business: cultivator, manufacturer, wholesaler, distributor, retailer and deliverer. On June 9, council members in Pompton Lakes confirmed their town’s place on the list.

Michael Serra, the town’s mayor, said it was clear residents supported the idea of being able to legally smoke marijuana.

More than 65% of voters in Bergen and Passaic counties in the 2020 General Election approved an amendment to the state constitution legalizing recreational cannabis and establishing a state-regulated market in New Jersey. Pompton Lakes voters were on trend.

A number of municipalities in Passaic and Bergen counties have introduced ordinances to ban cannabis businesses.

Still, Serra…



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