Marijuana dispensaries across New Jersey can now create a lounge space for customers to use the products after purchasing them.
For those who don’t want to smoke at home, this could be a big change since it is illegal to smoke cannabis in public. But the rules and regulations could have some dispensary owners saying it’s not worth it.
“The law does not allow you to have these consumption lounges to sell alcohol,” says attorney Jennifer Cabrera.
Cabrera is an attorney with Vicente Sederberg specializing in cannabis law. She says the dispensaries also can't sell food, which may be a deterrent for anyone looking to make money on food sales.
Customers can bring their own food inside.