The mayor, the entire city council, planning board, dignitaries from Plainfield and greater Union County, state senators and representatives were in attendance. There was a local DJ and a food truck on site, too.
The party was two years in the making.
Queen City Dispensary, located at 1353 South Ave., is a rare success story in what the state hopes will be a booming cannabis industry — one that attempts to correct social justice issues of the past while bringing economic opportunity to those most adversely impacted.
The smell of weed was in the air on Thursday afternoon as Queen City Remedies joined the City of Plainfield to commemorate Plainfield's newest business, its first marijuana dispensary, located at 1353 South Avenue.
Queen City Remedies is only the 7th purely recreational dispensary to open in the state of New Jersey, where around 70% of municipalities have opted out of letting these businesses into town. This includes many of Plainfield's neighbors.
The city's first adult use cannabis dispensary will open to customers 21 years or older on Thursday, September 7. The Queen City Dispensary is located at 1353 South Avenue. You can visit the dispensary's website here.
Mayor Adrian Mapp will join the ribbon cutting ceremony, along with City Council President Charles McRae and Director of Economic Development Zenobia Fields. The ceremony will start at 4pm, and doors should open at 4:20pm, a nod to the product that will be sold.