As other Cape May County towns move to block cannabis-related businesses, Middle Township officials may be heading in the opposite direction.
The Township Committee already supported a proposal for a medical marijuana facility on Indian Trail Road, and members are now considering a request to expand that use to grow for the new adult-use market.
Massachusetts-based cannabis company Insa plans to demolish the former La Monica seafood processing plant, which has been closed for years, to make way for a new building where cannabis would be grown, processed and sold to those with state-issued medical marijuana cards.
Middle Township supported that plan in 2019, a step needed for the company’s application for a license to grow and sell for the medical market in New Jersey.
Things have changed since then. In February, New Jersey joined the growing number of states to approve a taxed and regulated marijuana market for those over 21; what could be the start of a new billion-dollar legal industry.