Towns pressed to decide on legal weed despite uncertainty over regulations

Towns have until Aug. 21 whether to allow dispensaries. The Cannabis Regulatory Commission also has until Aug. 21 to announce regulations

Cities and towns in New Jersey have little time to make some tough decisions about the legal sale of pot. They have until Aug, 21 to determine if they’ll welcome recreational marijuana businesses with open arms, set limits through new ordinances or ban weed sales altogether.

State law gives each municipality the power to control medical and legal marijuana businesses. The problem is, the state Cannabis Regulatory Commission also has until Aug. 21 to announce its regulations.

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