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But Waretown amended the laws in August to allow for recreational sales at Bloc, saying the additional two percent revenue the township would get from adult use would help keep tax increases lower as costs rise across the board.
"Without this additional funding there would be a substantial increase in the municipal tax rate," Committeeman Ben LoPoro said at the time.
Local police spoke with South Toms River police, home of the county's first recreational marijuana business, and learned that they had no issues since its opening.
The address is 334/336 Atlantic City Boulevard in South Toms River, the former home of Captain Hippo’s Bait And Tackle. The companies name, according to a makeshift grommeted sign on top of the building will be the Social Leaf Dispensary.
There is no word on an opening date for the dispensary, which would be the fourth in South and Central Jersey, and the first in Ocean County. For now the sign reads “Coming Soon”. Obviously, It’s an ominous phrase considering the feelings and opinions that are sure to follow the news of Ocean County’s first recreational cannabis dispensary.
So that leads us to current "cannabis" news here in Ocean County. Construction is underway on the first "recreational" cannabis dispensary here in Ocean County.
The "Social Leaf Dispensary" has begun construction at its future location which will be at 334/336 Atlantic City Blvd in South Toms River. There is no word yet on any opening date, but as soon as we get the official word we will pass that along to you.