Watch CBS News

Medical Marijuana Group Drops Lawsuit Against NJ Town

WESTAMPTON, N.J. (AP) -- A group approved to sell medical marijuana has dropped its lawsuit against a southern New Jersey town that rejected its request to set up a dispensary.

The Compassionate Care Foundation had sued Westampton shortly after the Burlington County town's Land Development Board voted last month to reject its proposed facility in a vacant warehouse.

Board members, who voted 4-3 against the plan, said a medical-marijuana outlet was not an "intended use" when a local zoning measure was enacted.

Steven Weinstein, a lawyer for the Mount Holly-based group, says the decision to drop the suit was made because the group recently decided to grow and sell its marijuana at a warehouse in Egg Harbor Township. However, that site in Atlantic County still needs a permit from the state health department.

What do you think of the group's decision? Sound off in our comments section below...

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.