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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.
Zen Leaf, which operates cannabis dispensaries in Elizabeth and Lawrence, can now begin recreational sales at its third location in Neptune, after the Cannabis Regulatory Commission approved the location to expand into the adult-use market. James Leventis, executive vice president of Verano, which operates Zen Leaf, said the company is committed to ensuring medical patients remain a priority.
Verano Zen Leaf Neptune Township on Route 66 opens Friday and will become New Jersey’s 18th store offering adult legal marijuana.
The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission on Thursday approved recreational marijuana sales at the Zen Leaf medical marijuana dispensary in Neptune, the 18th retail cannabis location statewide approved for legal weed sales and just the second in Monmouth County.
Approval by the commission came just two days after the Neptune Township Committee granted local approval to the expansion sought by Verano Holdings, Zen Leaf's parent company.
South Orange Trustee Bob Zuckerman announced that a license for a cannabis manufacturing facility was removed from the proposed ordinance allowing the sale of legal cannabis in South Orange at the South Orange Planning Board’s Feb. 7 meeting, two weeks after residents in the Academy Heights neighborhood expressed concerns about manufacturing having a negative effect on the area at the Jan. 24 Board of Trustees meeting.