There is a ton of debate surrounding legalizing marijuana in New Jersey. Governor-elect Phil Murphy has promised he would sign a bill legalizing weed within his first 100 days in office, and one Monmouth town is all about it.

Asbury Park Mayor John Moor and Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn told New Jersey Advanced Media that as long as marijuana is regulated by the State, they are not opposed to recreational weed shops opening up in the town.

Deputy Mayor Quinn said:

We don't want Asbury overrun with dispensaries, but we don't have an issue if it's regulated and taxed. We're known for having a variety of businesses. We want more businesses paying us taxes.

As of now, Asbury is the only Shore town that is pro-marijuana. Pt. Pleasant Beach voted to ban medical and recreational weed sales in December. Berkley Township followed suit. Lavallette is reportedly waiting until the legalization goes into effect to make a decision.

What do you think?

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