By LINDA SADLOUSKOS
BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Marijuana’s use by adults and regulated cultivation are now legal in New Jersey, but two new laws approved by the Bernards Township Committee prohibit both pot use in public and new cannabis businesses from setting up shop locally.
After hearing support for the two ordinances expressed by local adults and teens, Bernards Township officials approved separate ordinances: one prohibits the use or consumption of any form of marijuana in public places, and a second prevents the establishment of local businesses to cultivate and to sell cannabis.
The May 25 vote to give final approval to both laws followed months of public discussion, and a review by the township Planning Board.
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