US (NJ): Franklin Council gives grower the go-ahead to expand

The Borough Council did not object to the expansion of a medical cannabis-growing facility in town at Tuesday's meeting. 

Ascend New Jersey, LLC, at 24 Munsonhurst Road, will look into expanding its cannabis operation to the adjoining property, the former home of the Littell Community Center which was previously an armory vacated by the state National Guard Armory.

The borough has already rezoned the armory property, known as 12 Munsonhurst Ave., from residential to a commercial zone. Ascend has been in operation for several years but has no outward signs of its activities. 

The Department of Health, Division of Medicinal Marijuana issued Ascend New Jersey, LLC, in Montclair, a permit to operate an alternative treatment center for the purpose of cultivating and processing medicinal cannabis at the Franklin location in January 20.


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