New Jersey State regulators have approved the license application for a second company to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Hoboken. The state license, approved earlier this month, is the last step in the process allowing Terrapin to open in the city.
Medical Marijuana Expansion
Traffic, environmental concerns, security, odors. These concerns topped the list when over 200 residents of Alexandria Township, a rural community in Hunterdon County, attended a Township Committee meeting Dec. 8 to voice concerns about a proposed medical marijuana facility.
Gloucester Township Council will vote on a proposed medical marijuana dispensary and the Blackwood West Redevelopment Plan overhaul when it meets Monday night.
Gloucester Township Council meets 7:30 p.m. Monday night at the municipal building, 1261 Chews Landing Road.
The first proposal would permit an alternative treatment center to provide a medical marijuana dispensary as a permitted use in the Highway Commercial Zone.
The company Terrapin on Tuesday night received state approval to open its long awaited medical marijuana dispensary in Hoboken, around the corner from the Hoboken train station.
The approval from the state's New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission was the last step in the process allowing Terrapin to open in the city. The Hoboken Planning Board had approved the project in October.
Terrapin has partnered in the location with Joseph Castelo, a Hoboken resident, filmmaker, and co-owner of Antique Bar and Bakery, in the venture.
In October, the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission “accepted the recommendation to approve 14 of the 2019 medicinal cannabis business applications that had been previously held up due to a court-ordered stay of the review process,” with “10 applications for cultivation permits and four applications for vertically integrated permits” approved to “begin preparations to serve New Jersey’s medicinal cannabis patients.” Due to increased patient need, “five more cultivation permits were awarded than had been planned in 2019,” the commission said.
New Jersey is getting more medical marijuana dispensaries. The Cannabis Regulatory Commission has awarded provisional licenses to 30 companies located throughout the state. That will double the number of the state’s retail locations.
The business, Holistic NJ, will also have the opportunity to sell recreational weed to those 21 years and older once the state Cannabis Regulatory Commission establishes the rules for that.
But in the meantime, Holistic NJ will set up shop in a Jiffy Road warehouse, where it will grow and process medical marijuana, said Vincent Dominach, the township’s Economic Development Director.
The company is looking for a site to set up a retail shop to sell the medical cannabis, he said.
The licenses are the first step in the process. They licensees must pass financial and criminal background checks and win site approval from the commission before they can open.
The selected applicants for central Jersey (municipality not listed):
With governmental approvals secured at the state and local level in the last two weeks of October, the Altus cannabis business, a medical dispensary, is expected to open in Flemington in early 2022.
The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) granted the permit on Oct. 15, and a letter regarding their favorable Final Agency Decision was part of the borough council’s agenda packet material for Oct. 25. The state permit application was originally filed by Altus in August 2019.
Hunterdon County's first medical marijuana dispensary could open in three to four months in a shopping center off the Flemington Circle.
Altus New Jersey has been granted a permit by the state's Cannabis Regulatory Commission to open the dispensary at The Shoppes at Flemington off the circle.
Altus received the highest score in the state among permit applicants, Jonathan Goldrath, one of the company's principals told the Borough Council.
"We're really excited to bring our business to Flemington," he said.