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.
James Leventis, executive vice president at Verano, one of seven Alternative Treatment Centers, or ATCs, that got approval Monday to enter the marketplace for legalized recreational marijuana, said, “I don’t think we’re going to launch on 4/20 but it will be at some point next week is my best guess.”
First of all, don’t buy the whole ”patents come first” thing, a debate for another time. Secondly, “it can’t be emphasized enough” sounds awfully needy don’t you think?
James Leventis is an executive for Verano New Jersey.
Verano, who run two medical marijuana dispensaries in NJ, have aggressively pushed to be first in line for recreational sales. Their Deptford location, where medical cannabis goes for $472/oz, devoted half its retail space to recreational sales that haven’t started yet.
“I hate to say this, but we may have to start destroying product, and we may have to start potentially letting people go because part of the anticipation is you ramp up your staffing, as well,” said James Leventis, an executive for Verano New Jersey, which has a cultivation and processing facility in Readington Township and three stores in Elizabeth, Lawrence Township and Neptune.