An ordinance allowing the cultivation, manufacturing, wholesaling and distribution of recreational marijuana was approved by Winslow Township in August. Retail cannabis stores are not permitted. Another new local law calls for a transfer tax, allowed under state law, of 2% for cultivation and manufacturing operations.
RGC 2 LLC of Egg Harbor Township, owned by James DiNatale, received unanimous approval for the plan from the Camden County Planning Board at its September meeting. The Winslow Zoning Board of Adjustment approved it unanimously in August.
The company now would need licensing from the state Cannabis Regulatory Commission. Neither DiNatale nor the commission could be reached for comment on Wednesday morning.
A 215,000-square-foot building would be added to the existing 35,000-square-foot structure on the property at the intersection of South Egg Harbor and Spring roads, according to the company's testimony before the Winslow zoning board.
The plant will employ about 108 people, a company representative testified, and will have about 208 parking spaces.