Medical Marijuana Group Drops Lawsuit Against NJ Town

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.

What do you think of the group’s decision? Sound off in our comments section below…

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One Comment

  1. robbie says:

    New jersey is ahead of new York in this issue, New York needs to enact
    medical marijuana legislation

  2. Peter Schwarz says:

    Just legalize, regulate, control, and tax it already. This is getting silly.

    1. Dr. Steven says:

      It’s surprising that more public education hasn’t been undertaken by the pro-legalization lobby. As a physician who has been smoking weed for over 40 years I see far more damage to patients lives from alcohol & cigarettes. Legalize it now.

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