BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- The borough is likely to remain pot-free after the introduction of an ordinance that would prohibit marijuana facilities in Bernardsville.

There will be a public hearing on Monday Aug. 12 at Borough Hall on the law, which states that “proposed alternative treatment centers are not compatible with the Borough Land Development Ordinances.”

The New Jersey Compassionate Use Marijuana Act allows for the state Department of Health to issue permits for centers that would provide usable marijuana and related paraphernalia to registered qualifying patients.

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Section 12 of the Borough Land Use Ordinance entitled “Zoning” would be amended to include a new paragraph on the prohibition of “businesses selling, distributing, cultivating growing and/or facilitating the sale and/or use of marijuana used for either medicinal or recreational purposes.