The Borough Council did not object to the expansion of a medical marijuana-growing facility in town at Tuesday's meeting.
Ascend New Jersey, LLC, at 24 Munsonhurst Road, will look into expanding its marijuana operation to the adjoining property, the former home of the Littell Community Center which was previously an armory vacated by the state National Guard Armory.
The borough has already rezoned the armory property, known as 12 Munsonhurst Ave., from residential to a commercial zone. Ascend has been in operation for several years but has no outward signs of its activities.
The Department of Health, Division of Medicinal Marijuana issued Ascend New Jersey, LLC, in Montclair, a permit to operate an alternative treatment center for the purpose of cultivating and processing medicinal marijuana at the Franklin location in January 20.
The former Littell Center, right, and the building housing a marijuana-growing operation, left, are seen in this July, 2021 file photo. Frankilin Borough Council said Tuesday, Feb. 22,2022, it has no objections to expansion of the Ascend New Jersey, LLC operation into the armory property.
The permit allowed the company to cultivate and process medicinal marijuana.