The latest impact of New Jersey's recreational marijuana law has come into the fold as nearly 88,000 cases related to certain marijuana and hashish convictions or pending cases have been vacated or dismissed.
Towns have the ultimate say over whether marijuana businesses are allowed locally and many are already blocking them, at least temporarily. A related debate is percolating over how much more say the state Cannabis Regulatory Commission should yield to local governments.
Ocean City already has a ban in place, approved unanimously with a City Council vote in April. A city spokesman said dispensaries don't fall in line with "Ocean City's brand as America’s Greatest Family Resort.”
As the Garden State inches closer to an official launch of its adult-use cannabis marketplace, the jury is out on what the move will mean in the way of safety on New Jersey's roads and, in turn, auto insurance rates.