Check the yard for skunks all you want, but it appears the smell is coming from a different source in one North Jersey town. Verano Holdings, a medical-marijuana cultivator, replaced a vacant Walmart in Readington, and some neighbors are noticing its stench, according to News 12 New Jersey.
Verano announced the move into the 120,000-square foot cultivation facility last April. With brands such as Zen Leaf and MÜV, the company has firmly established itself in the medical-marijuana industry.
New Jersey legalized adult, recreational use of cannabis Feb. 22. While the state previously allowed medical marijuana, the new laws represent opportunities for the cannabis industry as a whole to expand.