While most of the conversation around the new market for recreational cannabis in New Jersey has focused around the laws and regulations, there is an exciting group of entrepreneurs looking to make their marks on this nascent industry — and a host of new businesses that are expected to join the Hoboken + Jersey City scenes soon. Here in Hudson County, there are several local businessmen and women who see the new market as full of opportunities to own their own businesses, serve their community, and change the conversation around marijuana.
In the continuing growth of the retail cannabis business in Jersey City, the council (with Councilman Rich Boggiano absent) unanimously gave their support to four retail cannabis applicants.
The four are Ufoira at 138 Griffith St. in the Heights, Jersey Leaf at 554 West Side Ave. on the West Side, Butler & Baldwin at 75 Martin Luther King Drive in Greenville, and Decades Dispensary at 404 Central Ave., also in the Heights.
New Jersey has given Ice-T and his business partner the green light to open a cannabis dispensary in Jersey City.
The hip-hop legend teamed up with the owner of 'The Medicine Woman,' for the new venture.
Jersey City’s budding cannabis industry just got a jolt of star power.
Medicine Woman, a proposed cannabis dispensary co-owned by actor and rapper Ice-T and former Playboy Playmate and cannabis expert Charis Burrett was approved by the city’s Cannabis Control Board meeting Monday night.
Three other applicants, Medusa NJ, Oceanfront Holdings and The Other Side Dispensary were also approved by the board.
The board green lighted following applications:
Idyllx, 171 Newark Avenue
Proposed Class 5 Cannabis Retailer microbusiness at an existing ground floor retail space that currently has a smoke shop retail store
Strictly CDB, LLC, 394 Communipaw Avenue
Proposed Class 5 Cannabis Retailer microbusiness at an existing ground floor retail space operating as a CBD store
Golden Door Dispensary, LLC, 638 Newark Avenue
Proposed Class 5 Cannabis Retailer at an existing ground floor commercial space
Decades Dispensary, LLC, 404 Central Avenue
Jersey City’s planning board recently announced a special meeting to be held on March 28 to discuss a dozen cannabis dispensaries scattered throughout different neighborhoods.
Perhaps the most significant would be located at 284 First Street, an address that could house the city’s first consumption lounge. Per our exclusive reporting from last week, a Freehold-based company called The Perennial Group is looking to bring an endeavor called Cream Dispensary and Lounge to the current Hard Grove Café space. The company has already launched a website and hopes to open by late 2022.
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):