Mayor John McCormac may be within months to Woodbridge, but there are still a few steps before that becomes a reality.
The former , which closed last year, is on Route 1, which is a redevelopment zone. An official in the town's planning department said that the project has to come before the Woodbridge Redevelopment Agency, and then the Planning Board, before it's approved.
Route 1 in Woodbridge is a redevelopment zone, the offical explained.
The various hearings the project must go through will give township residents an opportunity to weigh in on siting the marijuana warehouse within town limits.
"It has to come before different agencies to be approved," the official said.
Time's a-wasting, though; McCormac said earlier this week that the warehouse could be open in as little as four months.
The medical marijuana store, operated by Compassionate Care Centers of New Jersey, is one of just six such sites licensed to operate by the state in dispensing the plant to patients with illness that qualify for the prescription.
Approximately 100 patients have signed up with the NJ Dept. of Health's and paid the $200 fee for the opportunity to legally buy marijuana.
McCormac said that he knew about the controverisal project for over a year, yet he didn't share that information with members of the town council.
McCormac's office didn't return repeated phone calls for this article.