Rohan Marley, the son of reggae legend and cannabis advocate Bob Marley, is still trying to bring a new marijuana dispensary to Montclair. And if the state grants a pending application for Marley and his business partners, the former Essex County resident says they can be selling cannabis within three months.
Marley is a partner with Lightshade Labs, which operates eight marijuana dispensaries and cultivation facilities in Colorado. Lightshade's Montclair team also consists of Anthony Caggiano, an OB-GYN physician and cannabis advocate, his son, Erik, an experienced cannabis operator, and Montclair-based labor attorney John Zidziunas.
Together, the group of cannabusiness entrepreneurs are pending applicants in the 2019 request for applications issued by New Jersey. The prize if they succeed? One of the state's coveted, new medical marijuana licenses.