Township officials and a company that once sought to grow medical marijuana on Adamston Road have reached a settlement that ends the company's two-year long lawsuit.
On Wednesday, the Township Council agreed to a $25,000 payment to 385 Adamston LLC, a company that proposed converting a former bank into a medical marijuana farm and dispensary in 2018.
Facing public opposition and failing to obtain a state dispensary license, the company later amended its application and proposed growing lettuce. After the Brick Board of Adjustment rejected the lettuce proposal, saying indoor farming was not considered a protected form of farming in Brick, 385 Adamston LLC sued the board and township in Superior Court, Ocean County. Company representatives said the board's rejection violated their right to farm.