The Galloway Township council recently unanimously approved a redevelopment agreement with cannabis cultivator and manufacturer Grasshopper Farms. This move signifies the first-ever authorization of a cannabis business license in Galloway Township since New Jersey’s landmark decision to permit recreational cannabis establishments within the state.
Initially founded in Michigan, Grasshopper Farms, recognized for its approach to cannabis cultivation, will establish its indoor cannabis growing operation on a property owned by longtime Galloway Township residents Duane and Pamela Demaree. The approval of the agreement follows a series of deliberate considerations and meticulous evaluations by the seven-member, all-Republican township council.
Several key milestones were achieved during this process, including the resolution of critical concerns and the definition of essential parameters for the cultivation of cannabis within the township.
Grasshopper Farms’ founder and CEO, Will Bowden, extended his appreciation to Mayor Anthony Coppola, council member and Cannabis Committee leader Rich Clute and the council members for their dedication to conducting thorough due diligence.
Bowden emphasized the complexity of the decision-making process and underscored how invaluable the committee was during the process and is now ready to demonstrate regulatory and operational excellence, exceeding expectations for this new venture.
“We are honored to be entrusted with this unique opportunity as the inaugural recipient of Galloway Township’s cannabis license,” Bowden said. “Grasshopper Farms is committed to upholding the highest standards of operation and ensuring harmonious coexistence with our local residents. We look forward to fostering a positive relationship with the community and contributing to the growth and prosperity of Galloway Township.”