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Chiappetta has a conditional license from the state to cultivate — not sell — cannabis and asked the city council for approval.
He clarified his business would be "wholesale, not a dispensary" and that his farm would have to sell to a licensed dispensary.
Brute’s Roots, a woman-owned, family-run recreational cultivator in South Jersey, is bringing its products to market through a newly formed wholesale retail channel made up of other female-led cannabis companies.
As of Oct. 25, the brand’s signature strain, The GoodFather, is on the shelves at Valley Wellness in Raritan, URB’N Dispensary in Newark and Holistic Solutions in Atco, as well as the Brute’s Roots dispensary in Egg Harbor.
To start, you may want to eliminate outdoor cultivation as municipalities routinely shun this option because of odor and security concerns. While the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission, the government agency the oversees all things cannabis in the state, has said it supports outdoor cultivation, not a single outdoor facility has opened since the market opened in 2022.
Veda Farms in Blairstown will buck this trend and open soon. It was awarded a license to grow up to 3.4 acres of cannabis on its 254-acre farm in northern New Jersey.
For the first time since New Jersey allowed the establishment of recreational cannabis businesses, the Township Council on Tuesday voted to enter into a memorandum of agreement with a marijuana cultivator and manufacturer.
Michigan-based Grasshopper Farms will set up its indoor cannabis growing operation on about 40 acres on the property of Duane K. and Pamela Demaree at 219 S. Cologne Ave., township Manager Chris Johansen has said previously.
The Township Council decided to table its vote authorizing the execution of a redevelopment agreement with Grasshopper Farms NJ LLC to establish an indoor cannabis cultivation and manufacturing business Tuesday evening.
A resolution regarding the matter was on the council's agenda Tuesday, but Mayor Anthony Coppola Jr. opened the discussion by saying the council had received some last-minute documents on the project the day of the meeting.
The new documents totaled a couple hundred pages, Councilman Tom Bassford said.
Aunt Mary’s Dispensary has become the latest medical dispensary to enter New Jersey’s legalized marketplace for recreational cannabis sales.
After the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) approved the company’s application to expand operations into the personal-use market, the Flemington-based business officially began welcoming adult-use customers Aug. 26.
Observer: That’s a grow facility?
Steinmann: Grow, manufacture, and then obviously they sell to retailers. In those particular situations— if it if it’s strictly going to be for adult use—then our revenue stream is greatly improved. Basically, once they’re growing plants, they sell the plant to the manufacturer, who is going to make it into whatever form that they’re going to put it in.
If all goes according to plan, the city will have its first cannabis cultivator within a year.
It's not a done deal yet, said Luxxe Green owner and CEO Viviana Lamm. She said whether the deal goes through will depend on a number of factors, such as obtaining local building and zoning approvals, plus the actual construction. She said it may take between three and 12 months to get up and running.
The plan calls for the repurposing of industrial space on Eighth Street to grow cannabis indoors. Luxxe is in the design and construction phase, Lamm said.
For the second time in the past four months, cannabis business behemoth Curaleaf is reducing its cultivation footprint in one of the newest adult-use markets in the country.
The New York-based multistate operator, which has more than 5,000 employees nationwide, announced this week that it’s laying off 49 workers at its Winslow cultivation and production facility in southern New Jersey. This facility became fully operational in 2021 in anticipation of the state’s adult-use sales launch, which happened in April 2022.
During a Hamilton Township Planning Board meeting Thursday, members gave the green light to a cannabis cultivation and manufacturing business and, separately, a cannabis testing laboratory within an existing building.
The first planning board approval went to Herb-a-More, who intends to turn the existing 51,374-square-foot building on a three-acre lot on 1218 Walnut Avenue that will not be open to the public. It will be a cannabis cultivation and manufacturing business, said Dino Spadaccini, an attorney representing the company.