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Medical Marijuana Group Drops Lawsuit Against NJ Town

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WESTAMPTON, N.J. (AP) — A group approved to sell medical marijuana has dropped its lawsuit against a southern New Jersey town that rejected its request to set up a dispensary.

The Compassionate Care Foundation had sued Westampton shortly after the Burlington County town’s Land Development Board voted last month to reject its proposed facility in a vacant warehouse.

Board members, who voted 4-3 against the plan, said a medical-marijuana outlet was not an “intended use” when a local zoning measure was enacted.

Steven Weinstein, a lawyer for the Mount Holly-based group, says the decision to drop the suit was made because the group recently decided to grow and sell its marijuana at a warehouse in Egg Harbor Township. However, that site in Atlantic County still needs a permit from the state health department.

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