The law aims to give those with past marijuana convictions first dibs in the licensing process to open up a sales location.
Not only does Caban have convictions in his past, the Camden native was raised and still lives in an impact zone, defined by the state Cannabis Regulatory Commission as an economically challenged area marked by high unemployment and poverty, and disproportionately affected by the nation’s War on Drugs.
Caban and his business partner, Aaron Streater, are co-owners of Loud House LLC, which aims to become Camden’s first adult recreational weed dispensary, located in the heart of the city’s business district.
Loud House got its conditional license from the CRC in June and is currently working with the city on municipal approvals, including for their site plan at 112 N. 3rd Street to sell adult weed. Caban, 39, said he appreciates the intent of the new cannabis law.