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The cannabis industry continues to blossom in Mount Laurel, with the first recreational marijuana store officially opening on Saturday and two other businesses going before the Township zoning board next week.
Daylite Cannabis, the town's first store of its kind, will hold a grand opening on Saturday, September 30, at its store at 1136 Route 73, on the southbound side before the Church Road intersection.
Cape May County’s first legal cannabis dispensary quietly opened its doors this week, and staff members say business is already brisk.
With final approval from the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission and all inspections completed, Shore House Canna on Sunset Boulevard is clear to begin selling cannabis flower, edibles and concentrates.
A grand opening is planned for Oct. 28, but owner Tom Nuscis said the soft opening will give the business more time to work out any issues and get things running smoothly before the business begins to advertise.
Hoboken for Responsible Cannabis, a non-profit founded to ensure the proper implementation and regulation of Hoboken’s cannabis industry, won a lawsuit in Hudson County Superior Court against the City of Hoboken Planning Board and Blue Violets. HRC successfully argued that the Planning Board did not have jurisdiction to review the application for the Blue Violets dispensary which violates Hoboken’s Commonsense Cannabis ordinances.
Last month, at a Mayor and Council meeting, a 2% tax on recreational cannabis sales within the borough was passed. This means the council anticipates recreational dispensaries are on the way to Roselle Park, and more importantly, that the borough can monetize the blossoming cannabis market.
“[It] is meaningful revenue for a small town like us,” Signorello III said of the 2% tax. “We will put that back into whatever – paying for cops, paying for streetlights – whatever you can think of we will put back into the operational budget.”
Members of a historic church in the city’s Chelsea neighborhood do not want a cannabis dispensary nearby, but one may be on the way just the same.
“They don’t want them anywhere near the casinos, but they don’t care where else they go,” said Tom Weer, pastor of Chelsea Baptist Church on Atlantic Avenue.
Cannabis users in Ocean County will soon have a third place to purchase their cannabis, as the High Profile Dispensary prepares to open its doors.
The dispensary, at 145 Route 70 in Lakehurst, has posted "Coming Soon" signs and has added the location to its website.
An opening date has not been announced, but a Google listing for the dispensary says it is opening Oct. 30. Messages seeking information from the company have not been answered.
Two cannabis manufacturing licenses may be issued to Sweetspot Manufacturing LLC and Wiseco NJ LLC.
Warren, Rhode Island-based Sweetspot has a dispensary in Voorhees, Camden County.
Clifton, Passaic County-based Wiseco NJ is a grassroots, Black-women owned cannabis operator, according to its website.
The third cannabis license, which is for retail, may be issued to Bud Bazaar LLC.
John De Los Santos has a plan to open a new recreational cannabis dispensary in Paterson, his hometown; he was given conditional approval last year by state regulators for it. The only thing stopping him is city politics.
Paterson has a limit of three recreational cannabis dispensaries in the city and that quota has been filled. That leaves De Los Santos on the outside looking in, as he struggles to keep investors and a lease in place.
Morristown residents eagerly anticipating the official opening of the town's first cannabis dispensary were recently given an update on the time-consuming process.
The dispensary, which will be located on Ridgedale Avenue, will replace a defunct budget truck rental agency. The chosen location is on a busy route at the border of Morris Township, across from a former state motor vehicle inspection station, a bank, and a lumberyard.
West Orange has moved closer to having its first recreational marijuana business after the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission approved the application of Pure Natural Vibes.
Darnnelle and Nordia Gibbs, both long-time residents of the City of Orange, own the business that is transforming a former doctor’s office at 470 Prospect Ave. into a retail operation.