However, it may still be after all, following a later 3-2 vote along party lines that granted the proprietors’ request.
Cannabis Retail Locations
Five retail cannabis businesses have been granted authorization to operate in the borough once they receive state approval.
Borough Council members approved resolutions Feb. 21 supporting the local businesses. The five businesses will now have to apply and secure licenses from New Jersey’s Cannabis Regulatory Commission before they can begin operating in Highland Park.
Representatives of a cannabis dispensary testified before the Feb. 8 Union Board of Adjustment seeking approval to open a cannabis dispensary on Route 22.
Attorney Joseph Paparo of Porzio, Bromberg and Newman, said the business, Botera Union, LLC, has plans to open a cannabis dispensary in a vacant retail space in an existing shopping center at 2290 Route 22 East, and is seeking a variance regarding the required setback from a residential zone and a variance for required parking.
A storefront once known for slinging rooty tooty fresh and fruitys could soon be selling legal weed.
A developer proposing a retail marijuana store on Route 73 in Mount Laurel has overcome the first hurdle in the local application approval process.
When the State legalized recreational cannabis sales, the Township automatically became the home to one facility in the medical marijuana site on Route One which was grandfathered in by law and our preference was to have only that one site.
However, when the possibility of locating another retail shop at the Adult Book Store parcel on Route 1 South came up, we decided to allow for one additional cannabis facility.
A retail cannabis operation named Sea & Leaf plans to open in the Bayshore Mall in North Cape May by May 1.
Andrew Sick, attorney for Sea & Leaf LLC, said the state Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) would give its final approval in perhaps three to four months. Depreet Singh, the holder of the license issued by Lower Township, was a little more optimistic.
“We will be opening in a time of, like, two-and-a-half months,” Singh said. “I would say May 1 is possible.”
A new retail dispensary is proposed in Woodbury Heights in a building which previously was the home of Nova bank.
Additionally a previously approved dispensary about 3/4 of a mile North on Rt 45 in Woodbury at a former Arby’s fast food restaurant appears to be completing their remodeling efforts, and they are looking to hire their General Manager.
A license for Indigo Dispensary, a rising, New Jersey-based cannabis retailer, has just been approved to operate a cannabis dispensary in Brooklawn (302 Crescent Boulevard)! They announced their grand opening for early 2023, according to South Jersey Observer. They made the announcement on the Facebook page, as you can see down below:
Neither the post nor the website specify if this will be a medical-only or adult and medical-use dispensary.
A recently published industry report warns that New Jersey’s limited number of legal, licensed and regulated cannabis dispensaries may harm the state’s ability to curtail the illicit cannabis marketplace.
Of the 14 states across the U.S. with legalized adult-use markets, New Jersey – with a population of 9.2 million – had the fewest stores per capita, coming in at 0.3 dispensaries per 100,000 people, according to a study done in partnership between cannabis use and education website Leafly.com and research firm Whitney Economics.
After receiving a conditional license from the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC), Anja Life LLC plans to open its first recreational dispensary early next year in Highland Park.
“This is a dream come true for us,” Julio Casada, chief executive officer of Anja Life, said of the Oct. 27 approval of its application to operate as a Class 5 Cannabis Retailer.
Anja, a minority-owned business, secured a location for its retail shop at 225 Woodbridge Ave. and will now begin seeking approval from the municipality to open.