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The Hoboken City Council paved the way on Wednesday for the opening of a cannabis dispensary at 1427 Grand Street.
Originally approved by the Hoboken Cannabis Review Board in May 2022 and later by the Hoboken Planning Board, The Jersey Joint garnered the support of the Hoboken City Council with about three minutes of deliberation.
This swift process is in contrast to the five contentious, hours-long Hoboken Planning Board hearings, and a lawsuit, related to the proposed Story dispensary seeking to open at the old Hudson Tavern location at 51-53 14th Street.
A second adult-use cannabis dispensary gained Hoboken Planning Board approval Thursday night.
The store called Jersey Joint would be located in the northwestern section of the city, representing a different business approach than the approved dispensary for Washington Street and the medical-use facilities planned near the Hoboken Terminal.
After the unanimous vote, Jersey Joint now only needs the City Council to sign off before it heads to the state for approval.
While most of the conversation around the new market for recreational cannabis in New Jersey has focused around the laws and regulations, there is an exciting group of entrepreneurs looking to make their marks on this nascent industry — and a host of new businesses that are expected to join the Hoboken + Jersey City scenes soon. Here in Hudson County, there are several local businessmen and women who see the new market as full of opportunities to own their own businesses, serve their community, and change the conversation around marijuana.
After undergoing completeness reviews Thursday night, two applications are ready to be heard by the full Planning Board, according to the boards subdivision and site plan committee.
The following were deemed complete:
- Blue Violets LLC: microbusiness in a vacant storefront at 628 Washington Street
- Jersey Joint LLC: 3,700-square-foot facility at 1427 Grand Street.
The applications were granted conditional approvals by the citys Cannabis Review Board this past spring.