Daylite cannabis received approval for its annual retail license on June 1 from the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission and its owner, Steve Cassidy, told 70and73.com in an interview that he expected to open by the end of June.
But the business' plans came to a screeching halt in June when Mount Laurel Township and its Police Department told Cassidy they did not approve of his security plan and that an armed security guard would be required.
At the time, there was no mention of the need for security guards in the Township cannabis ordinance.
The Township's pronouncement put daylite's opening on hold and prompted Township Council to amend its cannabis ordinance to note that the Police Department may require a license holder to "hire and maintain armed security to protect the visitors and employees." Township Council even threatened to pull its regulatory commission endorsement of daylite if it did not comply.
"We are targeting to be open by Labor Day weekend," Cassidy confirmed in an emailed statement to 70and73.com. "There are a few more credentialing steps with the CRC, so I cannot give an exact date at this time."