Preliminary: Milltown voters say ‘no’ to allowing recreational retail cannabis businesses on Ryders Lane

PHOTO COURTESY OF VALLEY WELLNESS

There was an election to gauge public opinion with a non-binding ballot question on whether or not they are in favor of allowing recreational retail cannabis businesses along the highway commercial zones of Ryders Lane in Milltown.

As of press time on Nov. 4, there were 1,449 “no” votes and 1,137 “yes”votes.

Before the deadline in August to make a decision to allow or prohibit cannabis licenses, Milltown decided to prohibit both cannabis licenses – retail and medical – within the borough, subject to revisiting it at a later date after the adoption of the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission.

The results reflect what has been posted online by the Middlesex County Clerk’s Office at this time.

The results of the election will remain unofficial until they are certified.