Recreational marijuana became legal in New Jersey on April 21; so on April 23, I decided to pay a visit to The Botanist, a dispensary operated through Compassionate Care, LLC.
The Egg Harbor Township site was difficult to find, as there were no signs on the roads close to the location. It’s hidden between warehouses and industrial buildings off Delilah Road near Atlantic City International Airport. Once we pulled into the parking lot, we knew we were at the right place.
The line stretching across the outside of the dispensary was overwhelming. People of all ages and races stood down the steps and on the sidewalk, waiting to meet with a “budtender” to select their greens.
Most of the people in line appeared white, around 50 years old, and wearing casual attire. I was told by security that the wait was approximately two hours long.