There are a few communities currently considering plans. A handful of others already have been adjusting to legal medical grow sites as new neighbors, while a few spots in South Jersey have embraced the job creation that comes with the new business.
It can be a contentious relationship — such as in one Hunterdon County town, which this month reversed course on previous plans and prohibited any cannabis facilities from being set up in the community.
Alexandria votes down marijuana
After initial approval was signaled as far back as 2018, Alexandria Township backtracked amid criticism from residents and squashed a planned cultivation site along Airport Road — as well as any future cannabis facilities.
The township council voted in support of the specific plans from Altus back in November — before a subsequent public meeting in December drew throngs of residents, worrying primarily about strong odors from a cannabis grow site.