As if there have not been enough obstacles in the way of getting the weed industry going in New Jersey, here’s one you may not have even known about: Space.
It’s that simple. We are in a crisis when it comes to space for the manufacturing and cultivation plants that the industry needs. According to an article by Real Estate New Jersey, there are several crucial factors causing the space deficit.
First of all, space is already limited to less than a third of New Jersey municipalities since last year, when the required towns to declare whether they wanted to participate in the industry or not and only about opted in.
Also, finding space is further complicated because of the technical aspects necessary for growing in cultivation. For example, you need heavy-duty power, ventilation, and very specific plumbing requirements.
The article goes on to explain that because marijuana is still illegal from a federal standpoint, many landlords are reticent to lease their properties to the industry because of the murky legal aspect.