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A New Jersey company that makes CBD-infused seltzers has an agreement with the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of New York Inc. to get the product in New York City grocery stores and bodegas.
Hillview, a hemp and MJ producer based in Pequannock, New Jersey, says the deal lands it in all five borough of New York, plus Long Island and Westchester.
The possibility that New Jersey could be the 11th state to legalize marijuana has prompted some Garden State municipalities to take action — either to encourage or discourage legalization.
Several New Jersey towns have already taken hard stances against the sale or openings of any marijuana dispensaries.
Some North Jersey communities, however, have kept an open mind and have said they are welcome to at least the idea of medical marijuana.
A Morris County farm has applied for a permit to grow medical marijuana, according to the New Jersey Department of Health.
Hillview Med in Pequannock, which owns and operates Gro-Rite Garden Center & Florist, is one of 147 farms looking to be granted one of six new medical marijuana production licenses, the Daily Record first reported. Two will be issued in each section of the state.
Gro-Rite Garden Center & Florist has applied for one of six available state licenses to grow medical marijuana on its 150 acres of farmland in Pequannock and Belvidere under the name Hillview Med.
"It's very competitive," said Ken VandeVrede, the CEO of Hillview Med in Pequannock.