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But Waretown amended the laws in August to allow for recreational sales at Bloc, saying the additional two percent revenue the township would get from adult use would help keep tax increases lower as costs rise across the board.
"Without this additional funding there would be a substantial increase in the municipal tax rate," Committeeman Ben LoPoro said at the time.
Local police spoke with South Toms River police, home of the county's first recreational marijuana business, and learned that they had no issues since its opening.
Cannabis users in Ocean County will soon have a third place to purchase their cannabis, as the High Profile Dispensary prepares to open its doors.
The dispensary, at 145 Route 70 in Lakehurst, has posted "Coming Soon" signs and has added the location to its website.
An opening date has not been announced, but a Google listing for the dispensary says it is opening Oct. 30. Messages seeking information from the company have not been answered.
The Lakehurst Borough Council unanimously approved the three businesses — a manufacturer license and two retail licenses — at its Sept. 15 council meeting.
It approved Life Extracts LLC for a Class 2 cannabis manufacturer license for an operation that will be in the light industrial zone. The retail licenses were approves for Stoke Industries LLC to be located at 112 Center St. and for C3 Lakehurst LLC at 145 Route 70, former Burger King property.
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Medical marijuana dispensaries received the first retail sales license approvals on April 11, but it's unclear when New Jersey will expand the list.
South Toms River approved three businesses — The Social Leaf, Altitude Cannabis, and Shore Cannabis — and now the borough and those businesses are in a holding pattern until the state moves on their applications.