The Curaleaf dispensary in Edgewater Park will begin selling recreational marijuana tomorrow.
An adult-use dispensary in Burlington County originally set to open for recreational use Friday had to pull out last minute due to a discrepancy with the town.
Curaleaf, which also operates an adult-use dispensary in Bellmawr in Camden County, says it’s still working with the municipality in Edgewater Park
But it will likely be weeks, maybe even months, before Curaleaf Edgewater Park will open because it needs a much bigger parking lot, according to the land use attorney and engineer for Edgewater Park Township.
Attorney Tom Coleman, who represents the Edgewater Park Land Use Board, said although the medical dispensary had its municipal approvals memorialized on April 21 by the local board, Curaleaf still needed “to perfect” its site plans in accordance with the township’s conditional approval.
According to the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC), those 13 locations are:
- Apothecarium, 1865 Springfield, Avenue, Maplewood
- Apothecarium, 55 South Main Street, Phillipsburg
- Ascend Wellness, 174 Route 17 North, Rochelle Park
- RISE, 26-48 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield
- RISE, 196 3rd Avenue, #3C, Paterson
Also, one of the 13 stores approved by regulators delayed its opening.
The store, owned by Massachusetts-based Curaleaf Holdings in Edgewater Park, northeast of Philadelphia, attributed the delay to undisclosed details that needed to be resolved with the municipality.
New Jersey is the first East Coast recreational market to open in 18 months, following Maine in October 2020.
The Curaleaf-owned facility in Edgewater Park did not open Friday as the state’s 13th facility to begin offering adult recreational cannabis for sale.
A spokeswoman for the medical dispensary confirmed there remain issues to be resolved with the municipality before the store can open.
Recreational pot sales did not start at Curaleaf dispensary in Edgewater Park on Thursday as expected, the township's police department announced on its Facebook page.
The Facebook post did not explain the reason for the delay in recreational sales.
Here’s what to know on the first day of legal weed in New Jersey.
Where is the nearest dispensary?
The Apothecarium in Phillipsburg is the closest New Jersey dispensary that has been cleared for recreational sales. It opens at 10 a.m. Thursday at 55 South Main Street.
Parent company TerrAscend also has an Apothecarium in Maplewood, which opens at 9 a.m.
Other New Jersey legal weed sites are:
• Verano, under the Zen Leaf banner, at its locations in Elizabeth and Lawrence at 9 a.m.
New Jersey cannabis regulators on Monday said 13 medical marijuana stores, including seven in South Jersey, will be allowed to start selling recreational weed, possibly within weeks, giving millions of adults in the Philadelphia area local access to legal cannabis for the first time.