The mayor, the entire city council, planning board, dignitaries from Plainfield and greater Union County, state senators and representatives were in attendance. There was a local DJ and a food truck on site, too.
The party was two years in the making.
Queen City Dispensary, located at 1353 South Ave., is a rare success story in what the state hopes will be a booming cannabis industry — one that attempts to correct social justice issues of the past while bringing economic opportunity to those most adversely impacted.
The city's first adult use cannabis dispensary will open to customers 21 years or older on Thursday, September 7. The Queen City Dispensary is located at 1353 South Avenue. You can visit the dispensary's website here.
Mayor Adrian Mapp will join the ribbon cutting ceremony, along with City Council President Charles McRae and Director of Economic Development Zenobia Fields. The ceremony will start at 4pm, and doors should open at 4:20pm, a nod to the product that will be sold.
The first recreational marijuana dispensary in the city is ready to welcome customers.
Queen City Dispensary at 1353 South Ave. is scheduled to open Sept. 7 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m.
The dispensary, which has adopted the city's nickname, has close ties to Plainfield. One of the company's founders was born and raised in the city. And a member of the dispensary's management was the director of the preschool formerly at the South Avenue site. The dispensary is looking toward creating more than 30 new jobs for the local community.