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Upper Freehold Votes Against Medical Marijuana Farm

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UPPER FREEHOLD, NJ (AP / WCBS 880) - Officials in a central New Jersey town have voted to prevent a legal marijuana growing facility from taking root.

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Upper Freehold officials adopted an ordinance that would block the town from approving anything that breaks federal law.

The idea came after Breakwater Alternative Treatment Center announced plans to grow medical marijuana in greenhouses on a farm in the rural Monmouth County community.

There is no word whether Breakwater will challenge the ordinance.

New Jersey’s law that allows medical marijuana for patients with certain conditions has been slow to launch. The state selected six nonprofit groups to grow and sell the pot. But so far only one has announced full zoning approval for its operations.

Others have run into local opposition.

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