While adult-use cannabis was legalized in New Jersey, municipalities can still decide whether to veto or allow cannabis sales.

A new study conducted by Rutgers University and found that the municipalities in New Jersey that are most likely to allow cannabis-related businesses in their jurisdictions are also those with:

The study was funded by the New Jersey State Policy Lab.

The study explored possible factors that explain the municipalities’ decisions to allow marijuana-related businesses and the impact of that decision on residential home sale prices.

Additionally, the study stated that there is evidence that municipalities are more likely to allow cannabis-related businesses if one of their neighboring towns also allows allows it.

Moreover, the authors suggested that "there could be economic and political pressure to …

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