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Lavallette, Seaside Heights Both Formally Adopt Cannabis Sales Bans

Marijuana (Photo: Katheirne Hitt/Flickr)

Marijuana (Photo: Katheirne Hitt/Flickr)

A pair of neighboring Jersey Shore towns have barred the sale of cannabis within their borders and one has amended an existing anti-smoking measure to include the newly-legal substance.

The borough council of both Seaside Heights and Lavallette, without any opposition from the public or officials themselves, voted on second reading to prohibit all six classes of cannabis businesses from locating themselves within the municipal boundaries. Cultivation (manufacturing), wholesaling, distributing, retailing and delivery services are banned under both towns’ ordinances. Delivery services that are based out of other towns will still be able to deliver to customers, and possession of marijuana is now legal statewide.

Lavallette also modified its beach smoking ordinance to list cannabis as a new form of smoking that is prohibited in recreation areas, which includes the ocean beach, bay beach, park facilities and public properties. That ordinance was approved on first reading and requires a hearing and second vote June 7 before being codified into law.

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