With the decriminalization of cannabis in New Jersey, a company that tests the THC levels in hemp will expand its operation to include the testing of marijuana.
Trichome Analytical appeared before the township zoning board Wednesday seeking approval to allow for the testing of medical and recreational marijuana at its Commerce Parkway facility.
The zoning board voted unanimously to approve the application, with conditions that Trichome Analytical adopt additional ventilation filters if neighbors noticed a strong odor and to make the glass rear door opaque.
The company currently runs a low-THC testing operation by testing hemp for contaminants such as pesticides, residual solvents, heavy metals and its THC level. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis.