Camden cannabis consumers can now legally grab a bag without even getting out of their cars.
Organic Farms, the city’s newest recreational cannabis dispensary, opened with a soft launch on Monday. It comes with what owner Dominic Rivera says is a milestone for South Jersey marijuana — the area’s first cannabis drive-thru window.
“There’s going to be a couple more coming up in the future,” said Rivera, a 51-year-old Camden native. “But we’re the first around here.”
The dispensary, Rivera added, is also Camden’s first recreational micro dispensary, essentially on the opposite end of the spectrum from large multi-state operators that have dominated New Jersey’s marijuana industry. Recreational cannabis sales began in New Jersey in April 2022, and the state is home to more than 50 adult-use cannabis retailers, according to state data.
“For me, it’s a big deal because I’m the little guy,” Rivera said.