NJ Legislature Votes On Legalization Monday Here Are The 60 Towns That Have Already Said No

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Barnegat

  • County: Ocean County
  • Population: 22,783
  • Date passed: July 3, 2018

Berkeley

  • County: Ocean County
  • Population: 41,554
  • Date passed: Jan. 22, 2018

Brick

  • County: Ocean County
  • Population: 75,506
  • Date passed: March 12, 2019

Bridgeton

  • County: Cumberland County
  • Population: 24,505
  • Date passed: Nov. 6, 2018. Bridgeton voters opposed allowing marijuana businesses from operating in their town. While the vote is non-binding, it gives town officials an idea of what the people want.

Bridgewater

  • County: Somerset County
  • Population: 44,999
  • Date passed: Sept. 6, 2018

Brigantine

  • County: Atlantic County
  • Population: 9,042
  • Date passed: June 20, 2018

Carlstadt

  • County: Bergen County
  • Population: 6,249
  • Date passed: May 3, 2018

Chatham Township

  • County: Morris County
  • Population: 10,528
  • Date passed: April 12, 2018

Chester Township

  • County: Morris County
  • Population: 7,931
  • Date passed: Nov. 20, 2018

Clifton

  • County: Passaic County
  • Population: 86,607
  • Date passed: Sept. 4, 2018

Cranbury

  • County: Middlesex County
  • Population: 3,803
  • Date passed: March 12, 2018

East Rutherford

  • County: Bergen County
  • Population: 9,928
  • Date passed: July 17, 2018

Elmwood Park

  • County: Bergen County
  • Population: 20,429
  • Date passed: Oct. 18, 2018

Emerson

  • County: Bergen County
  • Population: 7,739
  • Date passed: Aug. 14, 2018

Fair Haven

  • County: Monmouth County
  • Population: 5,950
  • Date passed: May 29, 2018

Franklin Lakes

  • County: Bergen County
  • Population: 11,255
  • Date passed: June 19, 2018

Freehold

  • County: Monmouth County
  • Population: 11,894
  • Date passed: Oct. 9, 2018

Garfield

  • County: Bergen County
  • Population: 31,456
  • Date passed: Feb. 27, 2018

Harding Township

  • County: Morris County
  • Population: 3,887
  • Date passed: Sept. 20, 2018

Hasbrouck Heights

  • County: Bergen County
  • Population: 12,124
  • Date passed: Feb. 13, 2018

Hawthorne

  • County: Passaic County
  • Population: 18,950
  • Date passed: March 23, 2018

Hazlet

  • County: Monmouth County
  • Population: 20,108
  • Date passed: Feb. 20, 2018

Jamesburg

  • County: Middlesex County
  • Population: 6,068
  • Date passed: Sept. 19, 2018

Lodi

  • County: Bergen County
  • Population: 24,961
  • Date passed: June 19, 2018

Lumberton

  • County: Burlington County
  • Population: 12,390
  • Date passed: Oct. 23, 2018. According to town minutes, Lumberton banned pot shops but would allow cultivators as a conditional use in industrial areas.

Mahwah

  • County: Bergen County
  • Population: 26,759
  • Date passed: May 31, 2018

Mansfield Township

  • County: Warren County
  • Population: 7,507
  • Date passed: Oct. 24, 2018

Mannington

  • County: Salem County
  • Population: 1,721
  • Date passed: Feb. 7, 2019

Manville

  • County: Somerset County
  • Population: 10,414
  • Date passed: May 14, 2018

Midland Park

  • County: Bergen County
  • Population: 7,384
  • Date passed: May 10, 2018

North Caldwell

  • County: Essex County
  • Population: 6,519
  • Date passed: Feb. 27, 2018

North Haledon

  • County: Passaic County
  • Population: 8,570
  • Date passed: Feb. 21, 2018

Oakland

  • County: Bergen County
  • Population: 13,224
  • Date passed: Nov. 24, 2018

Oceanport

  • County: Monmouth County
  • Population: 5,763
  • Date passed: April 19, 2018

Old Bridge

  • County: Middlesex County
  • Population: 66,573
  • Date passed: April 23, 2018

Old Tappan

  • County: Bergen County
  • Population: 6,042
  • Date passed: Nov. 19, 2018

Palisades Park

  • County: Bergen County
  • Population: 20,988
  • Date passed: Sept. 25, 2018

Parsippany-Troy Hills

  • County: Morris County
  • Population: 53,515
  • Date passed: March 20, 2018. Parsippany’s resolution doesn’t outright ban marijuana businesses from the borough but strongly opposes marijuana legalization.

Pleasantville

  • County: Atlantic County
  • Population: 20,732
  • Date passed: Aug. 6, 2018

Point Pleasant Beach

  • County: Ocean County
  • Population: 4,594
  • Date passed: Dec. 19, 2017

Ramsey

  • County: Bergen County
  • Population: 15,242
  • Date passed: March 28, 2018

Ridgewood

  • County: Bergen County
  • Population: 25,692
  • Date passed: Oct. 24, 2018

Saddle Brook

  • County: Bergen County
  • Population: 14,169
  • Date passed: Sept. 6, 2018

Sea Girt

  • County: Monmouth County
  • Population: 1,774
  • Date passed: March 14, 2018

Secaucus

  • County: Hudson County
  • Population: 20,215
  • Date passed: July 24, 2018

Shrewsbury

  • County: Monmouth County
  • Population: 4,122
  • Date passed: Oct. 3, 2017. Shrewsbury’s ordinance bans medical marijuana facilities. The town has yet to take a stance on recreational marijuana.

Spotswood

  • County: Middlesex County
  • Population: 8,418
  • Date passed: Feb. 21, 2018. Like Parsippany, Spotswood’s resolution doesn’t outright ban marijuana businesses from the borough but strongly opposes marijuana legalization.

Surf City

  • County: Ocean County
  • Population: 1,178
  • Date passed: March 14, 2018

Union City

  • County: Hudson County
  • Population: 70,387
  • Date passed: Feb. 13, 2018

Upper Freehold

  • County: Monmouth County
  • Population: 6,975
  • Date passed: March 1, 2018

Upper Pittsgrove

  • County: Salem County
  • Population: 3,397
  • Date passed: Nov. 13, 2018

Upper Saddle River

  • County: Bergen County
  • Population: 8,415
  • Date passed: June 7, 2018. The Upper Saddle River resolution is like a few other towns on this list in that it opposes legalization but doesn’t outright ban sales.

Wall

  • County: Monmouth County
  • Population: 26,000
  • Date passed: Feb. 28, 2018

Wayne

  • County: Passaic County
  • Population: 55,072
  • Date passed: Sept. 5, 2018

Weehawken

  • County: Hudson County
  • Population: 15,342
  • Date passed: Feb. 28, 2018

West Caldwell

  • County: Essex County
  • Population: 11,021
  • Date passed: Sept. 11, 2018

West Long Branch

  • County: Monmouth County
  • Population: 7,972
  • Date passed: June 6, 2018

Westwood

  • County: Bergen County
  • Population: 11,326
  • Date passed: Oct. 2, 2018

Woodcliff Lake

  • County: Bergen County
  • Population: 5,903
  • Date passed: June 4, 2018

Wyckoff Township

  • County: Bergen County
  • Population: 17,322
  • Date passed: July 17, 2018

 

SOURCE: https://www.nj.com/marijuana/2019/03/with-nj-legal-weed-vote-around-the-corner-60-towns-have-already-banned-pot-see-the-list.html

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