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Gov. Phil Murphy says that it could be the middle of next year before recreational marijuana is for sale in New Jersey. The governor made the comments on News 12’s “Ask Gov. Murphy” on Tuesday.
The state’s Cannabis Regulatory Commission was scheduled to open applications for marijuana businesses licenses this past weekend, but so far has not.
“We are on the threshold of the industry,” says Edmund DeVeaux, president of the New Jersey Cannabusiness Association.
Despite the opposition, the commission did approve a second marijuana cultivation site in Lafayette for Harmony Foundation of New Jersey, which currently grows and dispenses medical cannabis in Secaucus. The company also has planned to open two additional dispensaries in Hoboken and Jersey City, which could draw customers from New York.
Owners of a landmark Parkside drugstore hope to make marijuana – an old-time remedy – new again, with a medical cannabis dispensary at their historic Bell Rexall Pharmacy.
If pharmacist Anthony Minniti gets a state license to sell medicinal cannabis, Bell Rexall would open its doors to a whole new customer-base and attract more attention to other nearby businesses at Haddon and Kaighn avenues.
Green Thumb Industries Inc. (GTI) (CSE: GTII) (OTCQX: GTBIF), a leading national cannabis consumer packaged goods company and owner of Rise™ Dispensaries, today announced it will open Rise Bloomfield, the Company’s third store in New Jersey and 65th in the nation. Profits from the first day of sales will be donated to the Bloomfield Youth Aid Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing services to Bloomfield youth, including scholarship funds, toy drives and summer youth programs.
In addition, the Company and the Sellers have agreed to terms whereby TerrAscend will have the option to purchase an additional 6.25% of TerrAscend New Jersey at a pre-determined valuation during the period commencing April 1, 2023 through June 15, 2023.
While recreational marijuana sales remain in legal limbo throughout the Garden State, New Jersey’s second-largest city has given the green light to what will be their initial medicinal pot dispensary.
Jersey Digs broke the news back in April regarding what would be Jersey City’s trailblazing medical cannabis dispensary. Secaucus-based Harmony Foundation submitted an application to revamp a two-story industrial building at 227 Coles Street previously utilized by Moishe’s Moving.
“It’s a perfect time to expand our footprint in New Jersey with a growing medical cannabis community and the transition to adult use on the horizon,” said Jesse Channon, Chief Growth Officer. “Southern New Jersey is an underserved region with a significant medical population, so we’re proud to bring cannabis accessibility and a wider range of products to the area. We’re incredibly grateful to Mayor Medany, the Chamber of Commerce and everyone else who has supported us throughout this process.
A medical marijuana facility can open in Lacey's industrial park.
Members of the township Planning Board voted Monday to approved the facility and expressed sympathy for patients suffering from serious illness and chronic pain.
Phoenix Health Ventures LLC, headed by Dr. John Kulin, received approval to dispense medical cannabis to patients from 713A Old Shore Road, a building at the back of the industrial park.
Kulin was president and CEO of Urgent Care Now, a chain of urgent care centers at the Jersey Shore that was acquired by healthcare company CityMD.
Columbia Care is opening up its Cannabist brand of medical marijuana dispensaries in Deptford New Jersey. We see they formerly announced their plans in May, and the signage is up on the location.
The new Deptford location is at 1692 Clements Bridge, in that angled shopping center catty-corner from the Mall, and across from the AMC movie theater. The store sits closest to Almonesson Road in the strip mall stores.
The strip mall shopping center also houses Saladworks, Moe’s and others. At times the store that Cannabist is occupying was used as a seasonal Halloween store.
As it now stands, there are no medical marijuana dispensaries in Ocean County. Many patients travel as far as Bellmawr, Eatontown and Egg Harbor City to fulfill their prescriptions.
Justice Cannabis Co. – formerly known as Justice Grown, a Las Vegas company, established its presence in New Jersey after receiving state licensing approval in December 2019. The company operates a marijuana cultivation facility in Ewing.