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Anthony V. Minniti believes that in October he will open a first anywhere: a cannabis dispensary under the same roof as a pharmacy.
Minniti, who since 1997 has operated the Bell Rexall Pharmacy at Haddon and Kaighn avenues in Camden, on Friday, August 18, had his recreational marijuana license approved at a meeting of the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission.
ASSEMBLY, No. 1708
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2020 SESSION
Assemblyman JOHN J. BURZICHELLI
District 3 (Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem)
Assemblyman HERB CONAWAY, JR.
District 7 (Burlington)
Assemblywoman JOANN DOWNEY
District 11 (Monmouth)
Requires workers’ compensation and PIP coverage for medical marijuana under certain circumstances.
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Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, an early supporter of legalized cannabis, cut the ribbon at 220 Broadway, which used to be Wilson’s Carpet, this afternoon.
“We were one of the state leaders advocating for legalization. We were the first to push for decriminalization. I’m excited we’re finally seeing the state move forward with licenses so the local governments can open,” Fulop declared.
“Ript has been committed to the neighborhood for some time. I think they’re going to do really well here.”
The first dispensary for sales of recreational marijuana opened in Ocean County Friday. Before the Social Leaf Dispensary opened in South Toms River, customers would have to travel long distances to access recreational products.
Last week also saw the opening for medical marijuana sales of the Bloc Dispensary in Waretown, Ocean County.
Ocean County's first legalized cannabis business has opened as of July 5, and the team at Waretown's Bloc Dispensary encourages residents to throw out their old-fashioned ideas about marijuana and give them a chance.
Bloc Dispensary, located at 501 U.S. 9 South, is a purely medical cannabis facility, as required by Waretown's laws. You need to have a medical marijuana card to even enter the store.
Patch was there on its opening day as a steady amount of customers entered the store, hoping to get their hands on the products they needed.
When it comes to legal weed sales in Toms River, the township council appears to be at an impasse.
While some council members have previously indicated they might support medical marijuana sales in town, the state is no longer issuing licenses to sell medicinal weed.
"We were talking and talking and talking about medicinal marijuana," Council President Matt Lotano said. "Now the state is not issuing medical marijuana licenses anymore. It kinda killed the conversation."
The first women-owned medical marijuana dispensary opened its doors to customers in Atlantic City on Friday.
The dispensary, Design 710, held a grand opening celebration along the unit block of Park Place.
The city's Zoning Board of Adjustment rejected an application for a medical marijuana dispensary on Memorial Drive and First Avenue.
Cranbury-based Breakwater Treatment and Wellness proposed opening the medical marijuana dispensary, which would have been the company's third location in New Jersey.
Breakwater's flagship dispensary in Cranbury has been open since 2015 and a satellite dispensary in Roselle Park opened in September, but Breakwater has long planned to open a dispensary in Asbury Park.
A group wants to bring an "extremely unique" medicinal cannabis dispensary and wellness center targeted for veterans to the county seat.
Timory Ridall, of Montgomery, told the Borough Council on March 27 that the group, Four Leaf, wants to bring "the first of its kind" facility to Flemington.
Ridall, who said the principals of the group are all women, said the facility would offer a "restorative and peaceful environment" where wellness is an important goal.
The medical cannabis dispensary has already been open for business at 546 Park Ave.
And on Wednesday, Mayor Kevin A. Kane and Councilmember Annette Hawley Jordan joined Sen. Vin Gopal in cutting the ribbon at the dispensary's grand opening.
The business will not only bring jobs and new tax revenue to the borough, but also serves a medical need.