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The Apothecarium Dispensary, with locations in Lodi and Phillipsburg, two of the state's 16 existing medical marijuana dispensaries, has applied to the state to open a third dispensary in Berkeley Heights, in Union County.
Other Central New Jersey dispensary locations in Woodbridge, Eatontown and Union Township began selling marijuana to adults over 21 years old a year ago, according to parent company AYR Wellness.
The medical marijuana dispensaries were approved to convert to recreational sales by the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission in May of last year.
In April 2022, recreational cannabis opened at the Apothecarium in Phillipsburg, NJ. Open since 2020 for medicinal use, recreational sales were grandfathered in per town ordinance. The town opted out of recreational, cultivation and manufacturing by resolution in 2021 before the state deadline unanimously, until there was time to review the guidance, as well as to have the planning board part of the process.
A New Jersey couple is facing charges of "alleged distribution of unregulated marijuana in Phillipsburg," a city in New Jersey that borders Pennsylvania. On June 30, they were arrested for third-degree distribution of over one ounce of marijuana and third-degree conspiracy to distribute over one ounce of marijuana.
TerrAscend Corp. (“TerrAscend” or the “Company”) (CSE: TER) (OTCQX: TRSSF), a leading North American cannabis operator, today announced the first-ever launch of cannabis concentrates in the state of New Jersey. Kind Tree Liquid Live Resin Vape Cartridges and Kind Tree Live Resin Crumble are available exclusively at The Apothecarium Maplewood and Phillipsburg locations. The company also commenced sales of adult-use cannabis-infused edibles under its Valhalla brand.
According to the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC), those 13 locations are:
- Apothecarium, 1865 Springfield, Avenue, Maplewood
- Apothecarium, 55 South Main Street, Phillipsburg
- Ascend Wellness, 174 Route 17 North, Rochelle Park
- RISE, 26-48 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield
- RISE, 196 3rd Avenue, , Paterson
Here’s what to know on the first day of legal weed in New Jersey.
Where is the nearest dispensary?
The Apothecarium in Phillipsburg is the closest New Jersey dispensary that has been cleared for recreational sales. It opens at 10 a.m. Thursday at 55 South Main Street.
Parent company TerrAscend also has an Apothecarium in Maplewood, which opens at 9 a.m.
Other New Jersey legal weed sites are:
• Verano, under the Zen Leaf banner, at its locations in Elizabeth and Lawrence at 9 a.m.
Phillipsburg Town Council will gather virtually on New Year's Eve to consider a resolution supporting a recreational marijuana license for sales on South Main Street.
The brief agenda for the 7 p.m. meeting includes a resolution "authorizing TerrAscend NJ LLC to operate as both a medical and adult-use cannabis establishment within the Town of Phillipsburg."
TerrAscend Corp. (“TerrAscend” or the “Company”) (CSE: TER) (OTCQX: TRSSF), a leading North American cannabis operator, today announced the East Coast launch of its premium edibles brand Valhalla Confections. The THC-infused soft lozenges (the “soft lozenges”) are exclusively available at the Company’s two New Jersey Apothecarium dispensaries located in Maplewood and Phillipsburg.
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.
Once New Jersey officials green-light recreational, adult-use marijuana sales, Phillipsburg’s medical dispensary has the town’s approval to open its doors to weed users and the cannabis-curious ages 21 and older.
Town council on Tuesday gave final approval to an ordinance prohibiting recreational cannabis businesses in Phillipsburg, except at The Apothecarium that opened last November at 55 S. Main St.