Egg Harbor Township gave four companies letters of support for their applications to open medical cannabis facilities there during a special meeting Wednesday.
The deadline to apply to the state to compete for 24 new licenses is this month.
“This (the letter) is a small piece of the puzzle,” said Committeeman Frank Balles. “It would be great to have the ratable.”
The township isn’t alone. While 50 towns across the state have passed ordinances saying they don’t want marijuana grown or legally sold within their borders, others are embracing the idea — at least for medical cannabis.
Earlier this month, Middle Township Committee unanimously approved issuing a letter of support to a proposal by Massachusetts-based Insa Inc. to build a medical marijuana growing and sales facility on Indian Trail Road, in spite of vocal opposition from residents.