The state Cannabis Regulatory Commission will only partially meet its deadline. CRC chairwoman Dianna Houenou said the agency has “begun putting pen to paper” on draft rules that might change and that will not address every topic included in the state’s legalization law.
“Due to the timelines that are dictated in statute, developing regulations on every single topic that’s identified in the CREAMM Act is simply not very practicable,” Houenou said of the 166-page Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act.
East Brunswick's Town Council has just passed an ordinance allowing for the possibility of two medical marijuana locations in the township. This is not a radical move of any type, as medical cannabis has been allowed in New Jersey since 2010.
But MPX NJ’s “Be” hasn’t opened its doors off the Boardwalk as planned.
The company’s relationship with its investor iAnthus has soured, and some former leaders at MPX NJ are out. The two companies have argued over which has rights to build out the property and are wrestling now for control over the license. It’s one of only 12 the state has awarded.
As the property languishes, New Jersey’s 113,000 medical marijuana patients struggle to find affordable and accessible cannabis. Many have reported long lines and commutes only to encounter product shortages.
Middle Township will introduce an ordinance on July 7 to ban, at least temporarily, all classes of recreational cannabis licenses.
According to a release, the township has supported the pending application of the Insa medical cannabis facility in the municipality and sought public input on permitting dispensaries, but the complexities of state legislation leave too many questions for the township to proceed at this time.
A new marijuana dispensary has opened in Burlington County, as local governing bodies continue to discuss how recreational marijuana will be regulated within their jurisdictions.
Curaleaf has opened a dispensary in Edgewater Park, the company announced last week. With the new site, Curaleaf said it has tripled the company's cultivation capabilities to serve both the existing New Jersey medical market and the forthcoming adult-use market.
Curaleaf Edgewater Park is a 7,640 square foot dispensary conveniently located off the Burlington Pike at 4237 Route 130 South and is open to all patients with a valid medical card. Curaleaf has been serving New Jersey’s medical community since the opening of its Bellmawr dispensary in 2015, and the Company anticipates opening a third dispensary in Central New Jersey later this summer. Patients will have expanded access to Curaleaf’s diverse line of award-winning product offerings including branded flower, vapes and ingestible products.
New Jersey’s statewide push to allow recreational cannabis for adults is meeting some resistance on the local level. Some towns have already chosen to ban cannabis companies, and others — hoping for more guidance from the Cannabis Regulatory Commission — must decide before the August 21 deadline.
In Edgewater Park, Burlington County the decision was to say yes to a Curaleaf medical marijuana dispensary; the grand opening was Friday.
Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA) (OTCQX: CURLF) ("Curaleaf" or the "Company"), a leading international provider of consumer products in cannabis, today announced the opening of Curaleaf Edgewater Park, the Company's second dispensary in New Jersey and 107th dispensary nationwide.
Township officials and a company that once sought to grow medical marijuana on Adamston Road have reached a settlement that ends the company's two-year long lawsuit.
On Wednesday, the Township Council agreed to a $25,000 payment to 385 Adamston LLC, a company that proposed converting a former bank into a medical marijuana farm and dispensary in 2018.
- Lawrence is the Company’s third Zen Leaf dispensary in New Jersey, the maximum number permitted in the state, and its 78th active retail location overall.
- The dispensary is primely located on Route 1 – a main thoroughfare connecting New York City and Philadelphia which sees over 100,000 cars pass through Lawrence each day – set in front of one of the largest malls (Quakerbridge) in New Jersey, and just seven miles from the university campus in Princeton.