BRICK, NJ — The Brick Township Board of Adjustment approved a settlement Wednesday night that will help put an end to a two-year battle over a proposal to put a medical marijuana dispensary at the site of a former bank on Adamston Road.
Under the settlement, Brick Township will pay the owners of 385 Adamston LLC $25,000; in return, 385 Adamston LLC will drop the lawsuit it filed against the township, its Planning Board and zoning board the proposal that started as a medical marijuana dispensary and morphed into a proposed aquaponic lettuce farm.
In addition, the 385 Adamston owners agree they will not file any other applications for a marijuana facility in Brick, or knowingly sell the property to someone who wants to turn it into a marijuana facility.
The planning board and the Township Council will have to approve similar resolutions agreeing to the settlement to finalize it.
Brick banned any form of retail marijuana establishment in an ordinance passed in April in response to New Jersey’s legalization of adult use of recreational marijuana.
The medical dispensary application, filed in August 2018, generated considerable conflict in the township as neighbors of the former bank site objected to putting a dispensary across