Montclair could be getting a second medical marijuana dispensary in the near future, with the backing of a business partnership that includes one of the children of reggae icon Bob Marley.
Rohan Marley, in partnership with the Colorado-based business Lightshade, has filed an application with the state for a license to operate a medical dispensary in Montclair.
If the application is approved, Lightshade Montclair would become the township’s second dispensary, and Lightshade’s first dispensary outside of Colorado.
Rohan Marley is one of the 11 children of the late Bob Marley, the Jamaican reggae singer, musician and songwriter. Rohan Marley, a former football player for the Ottawa Rough Riders, has branched out into several business ventures, including the coffee-growing industry.
Lightshade’s application for a Montclair medical marijuana dispensary was submitted during the most recent application period for licensing, which ended in August. “It’s a hurry-up-and-wait process,” said Mike Leach, Lightshade’s chief operating officer.