Cannabis was in the crosshairs at the Monday Middle Township Committee meeting, at which a resident lambasted plans for a dispensary in the Rio Grande section.
At a previous meeting, committee members supported the location on Route 9. The site is currently vacant, after the diner that once stood there burned down years ago.
“You know marijuana in an hallucinogenic drug. That store is in my backyard. I don’t want drugs sold in my backyard,” resident Jim Chew told committee members. “We in Rio Grande already have a problem with drugs among the hundreds of homeless that are hiding in the woods. And now you want to encourage more drug use? That’s insane.”
He said he does not want anyone under the influence operating a vehicle.
“I don’t want someone high on marijuana smashing into you and your friends,” Chew said.