Also, one of the 13 stores approved by regulators delayed its opening.
The store, owned by Massachusetts-based Curaleaf Holdings in Edgewater Park, northeast of Philadelphia, attributed the delay to undisclosed details that needed to be resolved with the municipality.
New Jersey is the first East Coast recreational market to open in 18 months, following Maine in October 2020.
Supply issues were top of mind ahead of Thursday’s launch, given concerns over whether operators could serve the state’s 120,000 medical cannabis patients without disrupting recreational supplies.
New Jersey’s Cannabis Regulatory Commission noted in a news release that no patient-access issues or shortages were reported on Day One and only a “few minor complaints” were investigated.
Despite the relatively smooth launch, supply concerns haven’t vanished.