I never thought I’d see the day. My hometown, Alexandria Township, is considering an ordinance change that would allow the growing of pot. Cannabis, that is. Green gold. Township tea. For medicinal purposes, of course.

No, I’m not high. I just wrote those words in full, clear-headed possession of my faculties, but something tells me that this “medicinal” thing will become one of the three biggest lies in Pot growing !

This news was made public last evening at a municipal meeting . The speaker there, cannabidiol consultant, Mary Jane Hempster, spoke in specific detail of the township’s plan to miraculously morph into a marijuana mecca.

Pardon me while I have a little fun with this. The preceding lines were only to make the point that this is uncharted territory. The township can expect a bit of rumor, innuendo and mistruth to grow around this development. It will come with the territory.

By accommodating a greenhouse grower, in the meantime, the township seeks to establish a modicum of revenue from some source other than real estate taxes.

There are, of course, a few vulturine residents holding out hope that some clippings might occasionally fall from a harvest wagon and be left for dead alongside some township road. Now wouldn’t that just add to our local color ?

Who knows ? Perhaps some of these abandoned silos on former dairy farms will find new use . Imagine. Nouveau Smoke Stacks ! Ya see . This is how those rumors get started.


2 thoughts on “GROWING POT

  1. “Mary Jane Hempster” . . . I almost peed my pants!!!!! Hysterical.

    On a more serious and on-point note, the old Walmart on Route 22 in Branchburg is going to become “lab” or processing center. Read it in the newspaper about three weeks ago. I guess SOMEBODY’S got to grow the pot; nice to know it may come from good Alexandria Township soil.

    ~ Ann



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