More marijuana plants are finally growing in the Garden State, as one of the six new medicinal dispensaries obtained its permit to grow the plant this week.
The state Department of Health announced that Green Thumb Industries (GTI) in Paterson has passed several site inspections and background checks, as well as reviews of its security operations and cultivation facility.
“We’re very pleased to be the first ones,” said Devra Karlebach, the CEO of GTI New Jersey. “We are very honored and humbled that we were awarded a license initially."
She said the facility is still awaiting its retail permit and for employees in that sector to pass background checks. But on the cultivation side, GTI put plants in the ground Wednesday.
“Everything takes a long time in New Jersey,” she said.