The Brick Township Board of Adjustment was scheduled for a special meeting Thursday night for an interpretation of whether growing cannabis or hemp is permitted under the town's zoning ordinances.
The interpretation was to decide whether the zoning board or the Planning Board should be hearing a proposal to put a marijuana farm on an Adamston Road property that had been proposed as a medical marijuana dispensary.
That changed, however, when the attorney for the applicant, 385 Adamston Road LLC, notified the town's attorneys in the case that it has instead decided to pursue approval to operate a farm that grows lettuce. A copy of the letter was shared with Patch by a member of the group opposing any use involving marijuana at the site.
The notice on the hearing, which will be held at 7 p.m. the township's Civic Plaza meeting room, 270 Chambers Bridge Road, was still posted at the municipal building on Wednesday night.
The change to growing lettuce is the latest wrinkle in what has been a controversial application from the moment it was presented last fall, when 385 Adamston Road LLC was seeking to turn the property — a former bank sitting on a large parcel — into a medical marijuana dispensary.