New Jersey Says Legal Marijuana OK On Preserved Farms
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New Jersey Says Legal Marijuana OK On Preserved Farms

Medical marijuana may be grown and processed on preserved farms, but growers will not receive protection under the Right to Farm Act, the New Jersey State Agriculture Development Committee said today.rnrn

The clarification came on the heels of a Thursday morning SADC meeting at which Upper Freehold Township residents implored the panel not to recognize medical marijuana as an agricultural crop allowed on preserved farmland. They also criticized the process that allowed a federally outlawed drug to be grown and distributed here in the first place. Breakwater Alternative Treatment Center has expressed interest in at least five properties in Upper Freehold as sites for growing medical marijuana, Mayor LoriSue Mount said. Some of those, including at least one on Rues Road, are preserved farms.

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