NJ legal weed was overwhelmingly backed by voters; so why are towns banning it?

Marijuana legalization for adult-use passed with bipartisan support throughout New Jersey. Municipalities and elected officials attempting to ban legal sales are working against the desire of their residents and are impeding highly profitable economic opportunities that will be available from the newly passed legislation.

“Marijuana legalization won the support of voters in 562 of the 565 municipalities in New Jersey, according to the analysis, the most detailed review of the vote undertaken to date.

And of the three towns where voters rejected the ballot question, two are among the smallest towns in the state with less than 15 registered voters each.

The review, with scant exception, showed the pro-legalization vote prevailed north, central and south, in "red" and "blue" swaths of the state, and in rural and urban areas alike.”

read the full article here: https://www.njherald.com/story/news/local/new-jersey/marijuana/2021/04/19/nj-marijuana-legalization-legal-weed-dispensary-ordinances/7227609002/