Colia Best has the ambition and drive to get his cannabis business off the ground.
What’s missing is where to put it.
Best wants to have a property in hand to increase his chances of securing a retail microbusiness license with the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission. He’s been searching within a 30-mile radius of where he currently lives in Sicklerville, as far south as Atlantic City, and as far north as Burlington City since February.
Still no takers. He’s left messages with local officials. Many don’t call him back.
“It’s been disappointing,” Best told NJ Advance Media in a recent interview. “I’m still trying to find a town – a municipality. A lot of these towns won’t even look at you (for a license) without a property.
“That’s where I’m stuck at.”