MILLBURN, NJ - At the last Millburn Township Committee meeting, Committeewoman Jackie Lieberberg proposed placing a non-binding referendum question on the November 2019 ballot concerning the retail sale, cultivation and growth and wholesale distribution of marijuana within the township.  Placing these questions on the ballot would allow voters in Millburn to provide their opinion as to whether the voter wants any of these activities to be allowed in Millburn Township should New Jersey. 

Currently, the issue of whether or not to legalize recreational marijuana for adult use in New Jersey is scheduled to be on the ballot in November 2020.  One of the issues that is now being considered by the Township Committee is whether to poll voters in November 2019 or wait until November 2020 to see if voters in Millburn would want the township to opt out of allowing marijuana business activities including growth, wholesale distribution or retail sales in Millburn. 

It is anticipated, but not definitely known, that if New Jersey votes to legalize recreational use of marijuana, individual townships will have a window of opportunity to vote to "opt-out."   This non-binding referendum question would give voters an opportunity to share their thoughts on the issue.   Over 40 communities have already voted to ban marijuana businesses or officially voiced their objection to legalized marijuana in their communities.  

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The next Township Committee meeting will be held on June 18th at 7:30 pm.  At that time, the public can comment on this issue.  If you are interested in learning more about this referendum question or would like to share your thoughts, we encourage you to attend.  Or please feel free to contact members of the Township Committee by email to share your thoughts.  

Dianne Thall-Eglow, Mayor deglow@millburntwp.org
Jackie Lieberberg, jlieberberg@millburntwp.org
Cheryl Burstein, cburstein@millburntwp.org
Sam Levy, slevy@millburntwp.org
Tara Prupis, tprupis@millburntwp.org

Thank you for your consideration,
Millburn Municipal Alliance Committee
Creating Healthy and Safe Communities