The Press of Atlantic City reports
MARGATE — City Commission on Thursday joined the growing list of communities in New Jersey saying “no thanks” to legalized marijuana.
The board voted 3-0 Thursday on two ordinances. One banned all cannabis businesses from setting up shop in town, and the other made it illegal to use cannabis products in public.
“We are the official cannabis labor union, and we are asking you to table this ordinance and not ban good jobs,” said Hugh Giordano, of Blackwood, representing the United Food and Commercial Workers union in Egg Harbor Township, which he said has 15,000 members in South Jersey.
“Cannabis creates good union jobs,” Giordano said, for those who study botany, horticulture, chemistry and pharmacy. “It will attract young, educated people to live and work here.”