Medical marijuana facility proposed in Upper Freehold; raises questions in Manalapan

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  1. Medical marijuana facility proposed in Upper Freehold; raises questions in Manalapan
    APP / Alesha Williams Boyd / 11,21,2011

    - A medical marijuana facility proposed in Manalapan has applied to the zoning board in Upper Freehold to build greenhouses there. But officials said Friday it was unclear whether the facility still has plans in Manalapan.

    Breakwater ATC (Alternative Treatment Center) has applied to the Upper Freehold Township Zoning Board to grow the marijuana in greenhouses on a preserved farm there on Rue's Road. Breakwater owners have said, since receiving preliminary approval from the state to set up a dispensary in Manalapan, that they would grow and dispense the marijuana at separate locations.

    H. Alexander Zaleski, chief operating officer at Breakwater, said in September the facility still hoped to move into Manalapan and was preparing a zoning board application in Manalapan Zaleski said then that the facility had not abandoned plans to move into a site they targeted at Route 33 and Madison Avenue in Manalapan.

    An owner of the Manalapan building said in August he also was still willing to negotiate with Breakwater.bNeither Zaleski nor building owners were immediately available for comment Friday.

    But Manalanpan Township Health Officer Dave Richardson, who'd previously been planning public outreach forums with Breakwater principals, said he hadn't heard anything from owners since July. Deputy Mayor Ryan Green and Manalapan Zoning Board secretary Patricia Reiser also said they had yet to see an application or hear from Breakwater. “I haven't – and I don't believe the township has – heard a thing from that applicant since the governor relaxed the rules (governing medical marijuana facilities),” Richardson said Friday.n“It's been very quiet,” Richardson said. “We're kind of curious, but we don't know anything at this time.”

    Breakwater was one of six centers in New Jersey to receive preliminary approval in March from the state Department of Health and Senior Services to distribute medical marijuana. Two have announced that they have approvals for locations.

    I reckon Guv Christie ran out of delay tactics,,,for now...:hello:

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