One of the nation's largest cannabis companies will turn the vacant Walmart on Route 22 into a marijuana garden and medical marijuana production facility.
Verano Holdings will employ about 100 workers, Mayor Betty Fort said at a township committee meeting earlier this month.
Verano, which will hold a job fair, told township officials that most of the positions will be filled locally, except for a "master grower."
Earlier this year, Verano, headquartered in Chicago, was acquired by Phoenix-based Harvest Health and Recreation for $850 million. Harvest Health and Recreation is the third largest marijuana cultivator in the U.S. Stock in the company, listed on the OTC Exchange, was selling at $5.26 a share early Tuesday afternoon.