Woodmeier Farms, on Rock Road West, also named Green Medicine NJ in the lawsuit filed in Superior Court in Hunterdon County. Green Medicine NJ received Planning Board approval in July to convert the former First Pentecostal Prayer of Faith Church into a 30,000-square-foot cultivation facility at the intersection of Rock Road West and Route 518.
It's the second lawsuit that Woodmeier Farms has filed about the cultivation facility. In June, Woodmeier filed suit against Green Medicine NJ and the Hunterdon County Department of Health over the septic inspection of the site. That suit is still pending in court.
In the latest lawsuit, 41 pages long, Woodmeier Farms asks for the approval of the project to be reversed based on allegations there was a violation of the state's Local Government Ethics Law.
That charge is based on the allegation that Charles Latini, the township's former zoning officer and special planner, became employed by Green Medicine on the day after the Township Committee on Nov. 17, 2021, adopted the cannabis ordinance which, the lawsuit says, Latini drafted.