Granite countertops? Pendant lights? Chandeliers? If Phillipsburg’s medical marijuana dispensary is like others in the chain, it’s going to be a classy storefront when it opens by year’s end.
The Apothecarium has locations in San Francisco and Las Vegas. In 2017, Architectural Digest ranked one storefront among the seven best-designed marijuana shops in the country.
So how will Phillipsburg – a blue-collar town of 14,500 people on New Jersey’s western border – end up with the first East Coast location of this swanky pot shop?
Last December, the state approved plans for a subsidiary of Toronto-based TerrAscend Corp. to open a dispensary in town, the first in Warren County, where patients must drive an hour or more to fill their medical marijuana prescriptions.
Then, this year, TerrAscend acquired The Apothecarium. In a May earnings report, the parent company said the Phillipsburg dispensary would take that name when it opens sometime in the fourth quarter of 2019.