Saturday, July 4, 2015

Camden Says No to Pot Farm - For Now

Camden became the latest in a string of New Jersey municipalities who rejected plans that would allow a controversial marijuana operation within their borders.

Camden Says No to Pot Farm - For Now

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Camden became the latest in a string of New Jersey municipalities that have rejected plans to allow a medical marijuana operation within their borders.

The city's Zoning Board of Adjustment unanimously held that a proposed pot farm is not a permitted use in a light industrial zone.  Campbell's Soup, a vacant Sears, a municipal repair garage are among the buildings in that zone, off Admiral Wilson Boulevard and Federal Street.     

Zoning officials would not comment, but Frank Fulbrook, a community activist who pushed the project, grumbled that "producing medicine" for the sick and dying fits the very definition of  a light industrial use.

Read the details of the controversy here: http://bit.ly/wlsNCy

Next, the board will be asked for a variance that would allow the pot farm to open in two empty clothing manufacturing plants in the zone. 

 

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