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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.
Mount Laurel Council members on Tuesday, June 13, will either change its cannabis game plan or clarify the rules, depending on the point of view.
For daylite cannabis, the early entrant, the Township's interpretation of what is adequate security could put it out of business.
A Council resolution on Tuesday's agenda targets the business, which has renovated a former real estate office and as of last week had hired its staff and was expected to open before July 1.
Cannabis giant Curaleaf CURLF is suspected of using its political connections to reverse an April decision by the NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) to deny its request for a license renewal to cultivate and sell marijuana.
What happened: The CRC denied the state's largest cannabis supplier’s request to renew an adult-use license, citing several reasons including Curaleaf's closure of a growing facility, lack of transparency and conflicts with unionization.
The state’s Cannabis Regulatory Commission Thursday revoked licenses to grow or manufacture adult-use cannabis by the Harmony company, saying the company owes $700,00 in license fees.
The agency overseeing New Jersey’s marijuana market made a move Thursday that aims to increase the number of cannabis businesses run by people with prior convictions for marijuana offenses or who live in economically disadvantaged parts of the state.
For one year starting Sept. 27, the Cannabis Regulatory Commission will accept requests for certain licenses — wholesaler, distributor, and delivery service class licenses — only from so-called social equity applicants, the commission decided at its Thursday meeting.
The two new adult-use cannabis retailers are Earth & Ivy, in New Brunswick, and Nova Farms, in Woodbury.
The Woodbury store is located in an “impact zone,” designated by the New Jersey government as a municipality “disproportionately affected by the War on Drugs for particular consideration in New Jersey’s burgeoning cannabis market.”
“Over the last two years we have grown the number of (medical marijuana dispensaries) open to patients and overseen several of them through to expansion into recreational cannabis,” CRC executive director Jeff Brown said in a statement.
The state Cannabis Regulatory Commission has designated 30% of cannabis business licenses for diverse ownership groups — 15% for certified minority-owned businesses, and 15% for those certified as women owned or disabled veteran owned. Certification requires that a 51% interest or more is held by a combination of minorities, women or disabled veterans, and daily business operations are controlled by one or more of the owning minorities.
The plodding process to grant Montclair licenses in the expanding cannabis industry received a push forward this week when the Township Council gave its approval to a fledgling cultivation company, Genuine Grow.
Hours after the stunning April 13 vote – which would have prohibited Curaleaf from selling adult-use cannabis at two of its three storefronts and impacted operations at both of its South Jersey cultivation facilities – the company raised concerns about the decision, requesting a stay to allow time for judicial review.
David Cruz talks with Sen. Vin Gopal (D-Monmouth) about why he’s calling for the end of the Cannabis Regulatory Commission & who should regulate the industry going forward.