To Brodchandel, the chief executive officer and founder of Secaucus-based dispensary Harmony Foundation, it’s just one example of how much the tide has turned in the Garden State, particularly when it comes to public sentiment about the use of cannabis, whether for medical or recreational purposes. As the one-year anniversary of adult recreational use in New Jersey approaches, he and others in the industry can reflect on how public opinion has evolved and the issues state regulators should focus on going forward. “It’s not just about running a business.
On Dec. 2, the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC), the five-member state board that regulates the industry and oversees licensing, signed off on Harmony’s application to expand operations under its vertically integrated medicinal permits to include recreational sales.
As part of the approval, Harmony received a Class 1 Cultivation license for its facilities at 600 Meadowlands Parkway in Secaucus and 144 Route 94 in Lafayette, as well as a Class 2 Manufacturing license at the Lafayette site and a Class 5 Retailer license at the Secaucus location.
The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission voted 4-1 on Friday to approve Harmony’s expansion into recreational sales in Secaucus. The store opened as a medical marijuana facility in June 2018.
CRC Executive Director Jeff Brown said prior to their vote that Harmony was recommended for approval after they committed to adding a point-of-sale system for medical patients only, to undergo expansions and to commit to patient access standards.
A four-year old dispensary in Secaucus is poised to become the first non-profit medical marijuana dispensary to offer adult weed in the Garden State.
Harmony Foundation is expected to go before the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission Thursday for final state approvals to expand into the adult recreational weed market at its Secaucus alternative treatment center at 600 Meadowlands Parkway, a top Harmony executive confirmed to NJ Advance Media.
United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 360 is pleased to announce the decision by workers at Harmony Foundation, and its Harmony Dispensary in Secaucus, NJ., to unionize as members of UFCW. Harmony employees can now add their names to the quickly growing ranks of UFCW Local 360 from across New Jersey’s young marijuana economy. Recently, Harmony announced its intention to expand into the adult use marijuana market, and to open locations in Hoboken, Jersey City – as well as a new cultivation site in Lafayette.
New York-based design firm Wolfgang & Hite worked on plans for the 16,000-square-foot space, which is now looking to add a “class 5 adult-use retail facility” and consumption lounge to the complex. A new application seeking the changes was submitted to the city by the company on August 31.
Secaucus has established a process to apply for cannabis licenses and has set up a Local Cannabis Control Board.
Mayor Michael Gonnelli and the Secaucus Town Council voted unanimously to adopt two resolutions at its September 13 meeting. The move comes after the town rescinded its ban on recreational adult-use cannabis establishments in May of this year.
Since Secaucus reversed its ban on recreational cannabis establishments, the existing medical cannabis dispensary in town has been looking to enter the adult recreational market.
Harmony Dispensary is a tenant in a warehouse in the light industrial zone at 600 Meadowlands Parkway, Suite 15. The town is permitting facilities in the other lots that make up the warehouse space at that location, the kind of uses that officials say meant it would be unlikely that anyone other than Harmony would open up shop in town.
Cannabis trade magazine Marijuana Business Daily estimates that the value of New Jersey’s cannabis industry will quickly grow to more than $2 billion now that cannabis is legal for all adults over 21. For those numbers to be realized, New Jersey cannabis businesses will have to do some hiring. They’ll need people to grow the cannabis, process the cannabis, package the cannabis, and sell the cannabis, not to mention to deliver the cannabis.
Bennabis Health (“the Company”), a company filling holes in the health insurance industry for medical cannabis patients, is delighted to take strides toward making medicinal cannabis more affordable and accessible for New Jersey patients via a first-of-its-kind partnership with Harmony Dispensary