No vote on Brick medical marijuana dispensary, residents call for different location

No vote on Brick medical marijuana dispensary, residents call for different location

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Six new New Jersey medical marijuana dispensaries will receive state licenses, doubling the number of existing locations. Mike Davis Buy Photo BRICK — The fate of the first medical marijuana dispensary at the Jersey Shore is up in the air until November. The zoning board on Wednesday declined to take a vote on the plan by Jersey Shore Therapeutic Health Care to convert the former OceanFirst Bank on Adamston Road into a dispensary, scheduling another hearing for Nov. 19. It puts the planned dispensary into a unique situation, as it requires both zoning approval and a license by the state Department of Health. The state licenses — there are only six — are expected to be announced on Nov. 1, meaning the hearing could eventually become moot. Over 100 companies applied for the licenses, but only six licenses are being issued. In addition to the medical marijuana dispensary and construct a new 48,000-square-foot marijuana growing facility on the rear of the property. About 50 people will work at the cultivation facility and dispensary, which could host an average of 77 patients per day. Zoning approval was required because the bank sits in a residential zone. “We chose this location after a long, long search,” said Anne Davis, a Brick attorney and principal of Jersey Shore Therapeutic Health Care. “We chose this location because it’s a bank. Because it had a vault. Because it has cameras throughout the building and handicapped access – everything we’d want for our patient services center.” Both Davis and co-owner Karen Medlin, of Marlboro, are intimately familiar with the New Jersey medical marijuana program. Davis is a registered patient, using the drug to treat symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Anne Davis, a co-owner of Jersey Shore THC. Brick zoning board hearing on Jersey Shore Therapeutic Health […]

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