Legal weed could soon be sold at 19 stores in New Jersey.
Neptune Township in Monmouth County has given initial approval to Verano to expand the company’s medical dispensary there to adult weed sales.
Verano confirmed to NJ Advance Media it just passed the first hurdle of getting municipal approval, considered the hardest, on its road to adult weed sales. The company is still awaiting approval from both the Neptune Township cannabis subcommittee and the full Township council before it can formally move forward with the process.
“We are grateful for the collaboration and discussions we have had to date with Neptune Township officials in seeking to commence adult-use cannabis sales at our Zen Leaf Neptune store,” the company said in a statement issued late Wednesday. “We look forward to furthering our conversations with the municipality and also working with the CRC on final licensing.”