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Indoor marijuana farm pitched for Alpha, New Jersey

ALPHA, N.J. - Support for medical and recreational marijuana continues to pick up steam nationwide.

A developer who wants to build a marijuana farm in western New Jersey proposed the idea to the borough of Alpha.

Adam Zweibel pitched a 5-acre indoor marijuana farm called ‘Green Acres’ to borough council this week.

Alpha Mayor Craig Dunwell said Zweibel emailed him out of the blue about pitching his idea to town leaders and said he's traveling around Western New Jersey looking for potential sites to start up a growing operation.

"All of this, in my opinion,  is hypothetical,” Mayor Dunwell said. “No legislation passed or has been signed by the governor yet.”

Gov. Phil Murphy had made a campaign promise to sign a bill legalizing recreational marijuana in the state during his first 100 days in office.

Mayor Dunwell said Alpha would never approve such a project without serious vetting and a lot of input from the community.

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