The Ascend dispensary is a 6,000-sqaure-foot facility situated next to a storage facility in a well-kept retail strip with ample parking. The location, Ascend says, is "one of the most highly-trafficked corridors in the country, seeing over 100,000 vehicles per day on average."
For patients, the location "offers access to a wide selection of high-quality products across flower, pre-rolls, vapes, ingestibles and topicals."
Ascend owns and operates "state-of-the-art" cultivation facilities, growing "award-winning" strains and producing a curated selection of products, according to a company officials.
The Rochelle Park dispensary employs 65 staff and has begun accepting new patients.
“We are thrilled to open Ascend Rochelle Park and remain committed to meeting patients’ needs through an elevated patient journey,” said Chris Melillo, Chief Revenue Officer of Ascend Wellness Holdings (AWH). “Built to complete the customer purchase process quickly and at scale, our new location will help meet the rising demand for affordable, safe medical cannabis products in New Jersey. We are grateful for the support of Deputy Mayor Gail Artola and Rochelle Park residents in the opening of our dispensary.”
AWH has partnered with Last Prisoner Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to cannabis criminalization reform, as part of its commitment to promote social justice in the cannabis industry. The Company has pledged to raise $500,000 - double its original July 2020 pledge, which it has already met - through customer donations and a company match of $250,000, by July 2022.