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Proposed Township Medical Marijuana Dispensary High on Planning Board’s Agenda –

BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ– A proposed medical marijuana dispensary on Route 130 will once again be the main topic on the agenda at the next meeting of the Bordentown Township Planning Board.

Curaleaf will present its proposal to open a dispensary in the Township to the Planning Board on Thursday evening. The Massachusetts-based company, which serves more than 350,000 registered patients in twenty-three states, already operates eight-eight dispensaries around the country, including one in Bellmawr, Camden County.

At last month’s Planning Board meeting, Curaleaf representatives sought approval to modify the existing site, currently operated by Stone Brook Sew and Vacuums on Route 130 North, into a one-story, 9,315 square foot structure from which the dispensary would operate. No vote was taken.

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At the meeting, Chris Melillo, Curaleaf’s Senior Vice President of Retail Operations, noted that the proposed Bordentown site would be for retail sales only, and that cultivation, manufacturing and packaging would not occur there, but rather in their Bellmawr location. Stressing that the product delivered to the Bordentown site would be completely secure, packaged and in final-sales format, Melillo emphasized that Curaleaf meets and even exceeds standards of procedures set by the state of New Jersey.

Curaleaf has submitted amended plans to the Board and is once again seeking preliminary and final site plan approval at Thursday’s meeting.

Curaleaf recently became the biggest cannabis company in the world by sales, with an expected annual revenue of about $1 billion.

The Planning Board meeting will begin at 7pm on Thursday, September 10 and will be held on the virtual Zoom platform, due to COVID-19. Members of the public who would like to watch or participate can find log-in instruction’s on the Planning Board’s Meeting Agenda HERE.

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