Respect the will of Chester voters RE the legalization of marijuana in NJ
The Chester Township Planning Board is not respecting the will of Chester's voters. The people of Chester Township voted 62% in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana. This vote was in line with statewide results.
The Planning Board is using old tropes such as a dispensary or farm bringing a certain "element" into town or the commonly debunked theory of marijuana being a gateway drug to legitimize cheating the town out of not only small business opportunities but a possible 2% sales tax revenue. The Board should not be putting their personal opinions above what the community voted for and what is best for the town from a small business point of view.