Etain Dispensary, a new cannabis store coming to Maplewood, was a topic of discussion at Wednesday’s Township Committee meeting.
Represented by attorney William Caruso, he advised that the company having a vertical license means they are approved to have Cultivation plus Manufacturing and Ta retail component. However, the Cannabis Regulatory Commission will not allow them to operate a retail outlet until they have meaningful production and manufacturing operating.
Caruso stated the company had some lease issues for the Cultivation and Manufacturing operations however they appear to be resolved.
Further, their license provides for the sale of Alternative treatment (Medical Cannabis) not adult retail consumption.
Their plan is to open, once permitted by the SCRC, and then apply for permission to convert to a license that will allow adult use recreational cannabis sales.