To start, you may want to eliminate outdoor cultivation as municipalities routinely shun this option because of odor and security concerns. While the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission, the government agency the oversees all things cannabis in the state, has said it supports outdoor cultivation, not a single outdoor facility has opened since the market opened in 2022.
Veda Farms in Blairstown will buck this trend and open soon. It was awarded a license to grow up to 3.4 acres of cannabis on its 254-acre farm in northern New Jersey.
Hackettstown’s first recreational marijuana dispensary will open this Saturday.
Hackettstown Dispensary, located at 321 Mountain Avenue, will open on Saturday, Oct. 28, according to Owner Darpan Shah.
The dispensary will only be selling recreational marijuana and not medicinal marijuana, Shah said.
Things are puffing along at full speed for a highly anticipated cannabis dispensary and lounge in New Jersey’s largest city.
Earlier this week, the partners behind Hashstoria’s newest location at 799-805 Broad Street in Newark announced that they have received a class five cannabis retail license from the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission.
The school’s hemp farm — which sits on a 62-foot-long fenced-in plot — includes 150 plants, some of which have grown over 10 feet high, according to NJ Advance Media.
The public university, which is located in Galloway Township, offers multiple courses in cannabis and a Cannabis Studies minor program, which was launched in 2018.
The school started growing cannabis plants — which come from a class of cannabis sativa cultivated for industrial and medicinal use — for hemp cultivation research.
After securing approval from the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission, Wu-Tang Clan rapper Raekwon the Chef is officially moving forward with plans to bring his cannabis franchise to downtown Newark.
Following the regulatory board’s Oct. 19 vote to award a Class 5 retail license, Oregon-based brand Hashstoria will make its New Jersey debut early next year in the city’s Four Corners Historic district, initially opening as a dispensary and then evolving into a consumption lounge later in 2024.
For the first time since New Jersey allowed the establishment of recreational cannabis businesses, the Township Council on Tuesday voted to enter into a memorandum of agreement with a marijuana cultivator and manufacturer.
Michigan-based Grasshopper Farms will set up its indoor cannabis growing operation on about 40 acres on the property of Duane K. and Pamela Demaree at 219 S. Cologne Ave., township Manager Chris Johansen has said previously.
A marijuana dispensary with a drive-thru has been proposed for Middlesex Avenue, across from the Middlesex Greenway.
Dasco Solutions LLC of East Brunswick has filed an application with the borough Planning Board, to convert a 3,037-square-foot vacant bank on a portion of the property at 700 Middlesex Ave., into a retail cannabis facility, according to public documents.
The application is scheduled to be presented at the Planning Board's Nov. 2 meeting.
The founders of HoneyGrove, a medical dispensary in Gloucester Township, entered the cannabis industry for a variety of reasons. David Del Vecchio — a physical therapist and one of HoneyGrove's owners — felt a dispensary could help meet community members' health needs.
"I saw a lot of people go down the route of opioids and painkillers," Del Vecchio told Patch. " ... I got into the cannabis world because of that originally."
HoneyGrove, which opened Aug. 9, will celebrate its grand opening this Friday. (See event info below.)
Camden cannabis consumers can now legally grab a bag without even getting out of their cars.
Organic Farms, the city’s newest recreational cannabis dispensary, opened with a soft launch on Monday. It comes with what owner Dominic Rivera says is a milestone for South Jersey marijuana — the area’s first cannabis drive-thru window.
“There’s going to be a couple more coming up in the future,” said Rivera, a 51-year-old Camden native. “But we’re the first around here.”
As NJ's marijuana market expands, more companies are searching for skilled workers with experience in the industry. Raven Santana sits down with cannabis industry representatives and labor experts to discuss the types of workers needed in the industry and what jobs and training are available. Raven also speaks to a local union representative about the wave of unionization in the industry.