Point Pleasant Bans Marijuana Dispensaries Even If Legalized [POLL]
It looks like Point Pleasant Beach is not on board with selling marijuana in town, even it is legalized in New Jersey.
The borough council unanimously approved the full ban on marijuana sales, including both medical marijuana dispensaries and any retail business looking to sell it.
"We just don't want to see any dispensaries," said Point Pleasant Beach Mayor Stephen Reid according to APP.com. "We have an amazing family-friendly town — a tourism town. People come here with their families. They've been doing it for years and we want to continue that."
As far as the actual use of marijuana in Point Pleasant, Reid explains that the specific topic is yet to be addressed and will be confronted when the time deems appropriate.
Point Pleasant will now get zero tax revenue because of the ban and has residents angered due to additional substances that are readily available for purchase in town.
"You can get alcohol on one corner and a pharmacy where you can get opioids across the street," said Eric Karsh, a Point Pleasant resident according to APP.com. "They are under the guise that they have this quaint little family town, yet you have Martell’s Tiki Bar and Jenkinson’s, where there’s more drunk fights than you’ve ever seen."
So what do you think? Is this ban appropriate for the area or overprotective? Plus, are you ready for the legalization of marijuana in New Jersey overall?
There is definitely a lot to think about.
Check out the original article at APP.com.
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