The family operators of a Mount Laurel amusement park and a Cherry Hill country club want to offer another form of relaxation here — a weed shop.
Evesham’s planning board recently advanced the proposal after hearing Randy Lahn and Alex Lahn describe a new use for a gutted office building on Old Marlton Pike near Route 73.
The board acted weeks after approving a separate proposal to sell cannabis products at the former Marlton Diner on westbound Route 70.
And its decisions came as similar proposals are popping up before municipal land-use boards across South Jersey. These have included proposals for cannabis shops in a Mount Laurel shopping center, a Pennsauken office park, even the site of a miniature golf course in Voorhees.
“There are very few operating dispensaries in New Jersey at this time, but that is going to change dramatically,” Mark Steinmetz, who plans to operate the Enlighten dispensary at the Marlton Diner site, told the board at an Oct. 6 meeting.