Corey Dishmen is one of the entrepreneurs behind The Library of New Jersey, a minority-owned company seeking to enter the cannabis market in the Garden State. Along with co-founder, Charles Penn, he's seeking to obtain a retail marijuana dispensary license or micro-license and launch the state's first Black-owned recreational cannabis retail shop.
Dishmen told Patch that The Library is seeking licensing in West Orange.
"However, the state of New Jersey is behind on its promise and has not begun the process of accepting applications for micro-licenses," he and Penn stated in a news release.
If The Library eventually earns one of the state's coveted licenses, the company will be a good neighbor to the township, according to Dishmen, who says it will operate on four principles: "community, education, equality and equity."