More Medical Marijuana Applications
Egg Harbor City ok’d a redevelopment plan that would put a medical marijuana grow facility at a boat-building, erm, building that’s currently owned by Dr. Trocki. All this is contingent on state licensing though.
I’m old enough to remember when marijuana liberalization was supposed to benefit African-Americans, as in economically, since non-African-Americans have been locking them up for decades for this thing that’s now going to be a big business.
Anyhow, to recap, there’s a plan to open a farm and dispensary in Atlantic City’s tourism district (as reported here) and another plan in Pleasantville. And at tonight’s AC Council meeting, there will be a vote in support of medical marijuana in the city.
To our great shame we missed this story from last week by Nanette LoBiondo on the strenuous efforts to rid the Ventnor Library of its bedbug infestation. The bedbug sniffing dog is named “Bo” and he’s a Dachsund and he’s a smiler.
Less adorably, a cluster of the g-dd-mned repulsive and evil bedbugs was found in the after-hours drop box, which has been cleared and sterilized. They also got a “ZappBug oven” to deal with any leftover eggs. Etc.
Aggrieved Connecticut Millionaire Tom MacArthur is in a dead heat with Andy Kim in the race for the Third Congressional District, according to a new poll from Monmouth University. The Cook Political Report also moved its rating to “toss up” from “Lean R.” MacArthur’s spokesperson said something about the poll’s being a fantasy that ignored how real voters voted.
Well in my fantasy, the Jersey Devil rises out the Pine Barrens each autumn to remove all the fake populists from Ocean County and take them back to Connecticut where they can find some other way to strip protections for patients with pre-existing conditions.
For more feats of journalism from across your region, see below:
TRUMP TARIFFS SQUEEZE NEW JERSEY MANUFACTURERS, DISRUPT SUPPLY CHAIN–Recently enacted federal tariffs on things like steel and aluminum are hitting the manufacturing industry in New Jersey hard, even though the state is not home to any of these plants. www.njspotlight.com
Sweeney to use top Democrat meeting to discuss huge changes for pensions, property taxes, tolls–New Jersey's top Democratic lawmakers could meet with Gov. Phil Murphy as soon as next week to discuss possible major changes to the way the Garden State's government operates -- including reforming public-worker pensions, merging school districts and creating more tolls. www.nj.com
Atlantic City revenues jump, but new casino bringing up the rear–Revenue was up at Atlantic City casinos on the heels of the opening of two new hotels, as the Hard Rock and Ocean Resort contributed to a 12 percent boost in gaming profits, though the average earnings per casino saw a decline. www.nj.com
A.C. Boardwalk offers cyclists more sights, riding time–Just about 8 a.m. a few days a week, Margate resident Rob Haber hops on his black bicycle and heads to the Boardwalk, riding from Ventnor to Atlantic City. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
Ventnor goes out to bid for North Beach streetscape project, applies for grant to do Ventnor Avenue–The city has advertised for bids to complete a streetscape improvement project on Atlantic Avenue in the North Beach commercial district and is applying for an additional grant to do Ventnor Avenue. www.downbeach.com
Medical marijuana user’s boss can drug test him, court says–A New Jersey business does not have to waive its requirement for mandatory drug testing for a worker who uses medical marijuana, a federal court has ruled. www.nj.com
Lucy the Elephant says she wants her boardwalk back–Lucy the Elephant has jumped on the bandwagon to rebuild the boardwalk on Margate’s beach. A rally in support of rebuilding the boardwalk will be held at Lucy’s park, 9200 Atlantic Ave., 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26. www.downbeach.com