James DiNatale and George Irwin have each tried to land a license from the state to develop a medical marijuana dispensary.
DiNatale did not receive one as part of his partnership he started called Superior Grow Lab that was looking to grow medical marijuana in the city.
Irwin is waiting to hear whether he will receive one of the new 24 licenses the state will hand out.
In the meantime, each man separately is committed to trying to help the South Jersey economy through the medical marijuana business.
DiNatale convinced another company that did receive a medical marijuana license, MPX New Jersey, to cultivate marijuana in Pleasantville, rather than from MPX’s original plan in Galloway Township.
MPX will take over a structure DiNatale owns through his company RGC3 LLC at the former site of The Press of Atlantic City on Devins Lane. MPX also will continue to dispense out of Atlantic City.