Garden State Dispensary (owned by AYR Wellness) is located at 59 Rt. 35, near the entrance to Fort Monmouth, and they opened in 2020. Recreational sales will start there in the next few weeks.
Garden State Dispensary first had to get permission from the town of Eatontown to expand into recreational sales, and their request was approved by the Eatontown town Council last August.
In fact, not only did they approve that, but the Eatontown council plans to allow two more pot businesses to open within town limits:
1. A retail cannabis dispensary is proposed to open at the Michael's (craft store) Plaza at 178 Rt. 35. That store would be owned by Sunrise Holdings LCC, which already filed a new marijuana business license application with the borough. At their March 23, 2022 meeting, the Eatontown council said in this resolution they support approving the license.
2. A Holmdel woman wants to build a facility to grow and manufacture marijuana on Industrial Way West, according to the Asbury Park Press. She wants to open it at Lot 5 at 260-270 Industrial Way West, Block 3502, according to this March 7 Planning Board agenda. Her request for a marijuana-grow operation has not yet been approved by the Eatontown Planning Board.