A medical marijuana facility in Phillipsburg is closer to reality.
The New Jersey Department of Health on Thursday announced it has approved a Morris County marijuana-growing operation for TerrAscend, which will provide marijuana for the company’s eventual treatment center in Warren County.
TerrAscend owns The Apothecarium, a posh dispensary chain with storefronts in San Francisco and Las Vegas, and anticipates the Phillipsburg location will open in 2020’s second quarter. It will be the first Apothecarium on the East Coast.
There is still work to be done before completion. The Apothecarium will be in the former Phillipsburg Trust Co. building at 55 S. Main St. but still requires completed drawings from the architect and final approval from the town, said David Cassidy, the general manager of TerrAscend’s New Jersey growing operation.