Voters in Jamesburg and Milltown appear to have taken opposing positions on whether to allow marijuana retailers in their towns.
By a narrow 515-493 margin, according to unofficial results, with 100% of precincts reporting, Jamesburg voters supported the mayor and council in adopting an ordinance permitting one or more recreational cannabis retail businesses or dispensaries in the borough.
The sales would be subject to a local cannabis tax paid to the borough in an amount set by the governing body and not to exceed 2% of the receipts on each sale.
The unofficial vote, however, is not binding.
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In Milltown with 100% of precincts reporting, voters rejected plans for the borough to allow Class 5 Cannabis retailers as a permitted use within the business highway strip commercial zone.
The vote failed by a 1,396-1,081 margin, according to unofficial results.
The results are unofficial until all the mail-in ballots are counted. Every mail-in ballot that is postmarked on or before Nov. 2 and that is received by 8 p.m. Nov. 8 will be counted.
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