What makes the Township of Ocean (Waretown) unique is the municipality already has a medical marijuana dispensary in the process of setting up shop.
As far back as last summer, authorities revealed that a company named Justice Cannabis Co. planned to provide access to medical marijuana patients in a standalone building. The dispensary will face Route 9 behind the empty building formerly occupied by Ocean First Bank in the Waretown ShopRite Plaza.
According to Diane Ambrosio, Business Administrator/Municipal Clerk, Justice has posted the requisite bonds and is back to working on construction of the new facility.
Ambrosio anticipates that township leaders will endorse actions taken by the medical marijuana dispensary should they also apply for a recreational license.
Like many other municipal authorities, Ocean Township leaders nixed letting recreational weed businesses until the state clarified guidelines.