New Brunswick Approves First Eight Marijuana Companies

NEW BRUNSWICK — The city has approved eight applications to open recreational marijuana businesses here.

The next step is for applicants to obtain state approval.

Candidates approved for licensing are Earth & Ivy, Puffin Store, Maryjayne’s Touch, NB Green Delivery, LBOZ, NBFC, DC Vitality and Fathom Cannabis, according to a public notice.

The city allows cannabis retailers in CAN-RD zones. The city supports Earth & Ivy, 355 George St.; Puffin Store, 382 George St. and Maryjayne’s Touch, 70 Easton St. for retail licensing.

The other five licensed cannabis licenses are licensed in CAN-CMD areas of the city. The city supports NB Green Delivery, 610 Jersey Ave. and LBOZ, 131 Jersey Ave. in their efforts to obtain state delivery licenses.

Cultivation and manufacturing licenses are required by NBFC, 131 Jersey Ave. ; DC Vitality, 131 Jersey Ave., and Fathom Cannabis, 703 Jersey Ave. with the support of the city.

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“Because the State of New Jersey was unable to endorse the three applicants who were endorsed at 131 Jersey Ave., the city is approving Fathom Cannabis in an attempt to ensure the city successfully achieves four non-retail cannabis businesses,” the public notice states.

Last year, the city council approved an ordinance allowing licensed cannabis establishments of the six state-approved classes to operate in the city. The six licensing categories allowed for recreational marijuana in New Jersey are grower, manufacturer, wholesaler, distributor, retailer, and delivery.

New Brunswick is one of the few communities in central Jersey that has agreed to allow all types of marijuana businesses.

Under a city ordinance, a cannabis business cannot open without obtaining a license from the state.

In addition, on-site consumption of cannabis in any form is prohibited, including outdoors. The consumption of cannabis is prohibited in any public place, the ordinance also specifies.

Under a city ordinance, cannabis retail stores will be allowed to operate from 10 a.m. to midnight, except for those within 200 feet of a residential area, which must close by 10 p.m. .

Cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, wholesale and delivery establishments will be permitted to operate 24 hours a day, except those located within 200 feet of a residential area where business hours would be from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Violators will be subject to fines of $500. by violation.

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