A national cultivator of medical cannabis wants to convert a vacant church into a facility to grow medicinal marijuana.
GMNJ Properties, part of Colorado-based Green Medicine, has applied to the township Planning Board to convert the former First Pentecostal Prayer of Faith Church at Route 518 and Rock Road into a 30,000-square-foot cultivation facility.
The application was originally expected to be heard by the Planning Board on Feb. 15 but because of a deficiency in its public notice, the hearing has been tentatively postponed until March 15.
Green Medicine received approval from the state Cannabis Regulatory Commission in October to open a cultivation facility.
The facility is a permitted conditional use under the township's zoning ordinance.
Green Medicine, which also has growing facilities in Colorado and Arizona and is seeking licenses in Illinois and Florida, would not allow public access to the site and would not have retail sales.