Montclair, which missed out on getting first crack at recreational marijuana sales when New Jersey allowed sales on April 21, is now looking at next month for adult-use sales.
Last week, the Township Council adopted a resolution allowing Ascend Wellness, which currently sells medical marijuana in town, to also sell adult-use cannabis.
Ascend's application for a state license is now with the state Cannabis Regulatory Commission, and company officials hope it will be approved at the CRC's next meeting on May 24.
But Ascend officials still need final approval from Montclair before sales can begin. According to Caitlin Fleishman, director of public affairs for Ascend, company officials are still waiting for the town’s application form; once they receive it and send it back, the council can issue final approval and recreational cannabis sales can begin.