Jersey Shore Therapeutic Health Care (JSTHC) is no longer seeking to open a medical marijuana dispensary on Adamston Road, but they still want to use the property to cultivate and manufacture marijuana there in a planned 48,000 square-foot grow house.
This change comes on the heels of the Township Council’s proposed ordinance that would “prohibit the retail sale, cultivation, manufacturing and testing of marijuana products for recreational use” in Brick Township. The ordinance passed on the first reading during the February 26 council meeting, and final vote is scheduled for March 12.
Chief executive officer of JSTHC Brick attorney Anne Davis said that after local residents expressed concerns during Board of Adjustment hearings about traffic, crime and safety, she said she would be taking sales out of the equation.
“We said we’d never do recreational sales, that it would be limited to medical sales only, but some of the residents were very headstrong, so I want to be a good neighbor,” Davis said in a phone interview on March 7.