The son of reggae legend Bob Marley is looking to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Montclair, partnering with Lightshade, a Colorado-based dispensary.
The application by Rohan Marley and Lightshade could be one of several granted by the state. It was recently announced that five cultivation, four vertically integrated and 15 retail dispensary licenses would granted.
Opening a medical marijuana dispensary was made easier in May, even as efforts to legalize recreational marijuana stalled in the state Legislature. The legalization question will be put to voters in November 2020.
If the application is approved, Marley would help with marketing efforts and help with hiring for the Montclair dispensary. Marley's roots in New Jersey and Essex County run deep. He raised his five children in South Orange.
"In Jamaica, my family has long been advocating about the medicinal benefits of marijuana and its many pathways to treatment well before its medical and recreational legalization into the U.S.," Rohan Marley, said in a press release.