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A second New Jersey county has come out against legal weed, as the Ocean County freeholders voted on Thursday to formally oppose recreational marijuana legalization. The board voted 4-0, with Freeholder John Kelly absent, to pass a resolution opposing the legalization of recreational marijuana and encouraging Ocean County towns to take a similar stance. The resolution said that the freeholder board “opposes the enactment of legislation to legalize the recreational use and sale of marijuana and further encourages Ocean County municipalities to join with Ocean County in opposing this issue.” Ocean County followed its northern neighbor in formally opposing recreational marijuana; Monmouth County passed a similar resolution last month. “I think it’s uncharted water, at least for us, and I think it’s a matter we should avoid,” said Monmouth County Freeholder Lillian Burry, adding that she thinks recreational marijuana is a big law enforcement concern. Monmouth and Ocean are the first New Jersey counties to formally oppose weed legalization, but the opposition from both counties is largely symbolic, as the counties don’t have any legal control over the municipalities and can’t force them to ban weed. Another NJ county says no to legal weed, urges towns to ban sales

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