A medical marijuana company will open its second location in Hudson County, bringing the number of cannabis dispensaries in New Jersey to a dozen by the end of 2020.
Harmony Dispensary, which has a dispensary in Secaucus, received approval Aug. 4 to open a satellite dispensary at 95 Hudson St. in Hoboken, according to an announcement from the company. Harmony plans to open it by the end of the year.
The announcement came just days after another operator, Canadian cannabis giant TerrAscend, said it would open its first alternative treatment center by the end of the year in Phillipsburg.
The Harmony location in Hoboken sits just blocks from the PATH station. It will feature a gardenscape and open-sky courtyard.
“Harmony’s Hoboken facility will look and feel like no other in the country,” Shaya Brodchandel, the company’s CEO, said in a statement. “We take seriously our responsibility to provide relief to more patients and to share the health benefits of cannabis with a new community.”
New Jersey’s more than 80,000 medical marijuana patients currently can access 11 dispensaries scattered around the state. In addition to TerrAscend and the new Harmony location, the state still awaits the opening of two other operators licensed in late 2018: MPX NJ in Atlantic City and Justice Grown in Ewing.
Patients have long complained of product shortages and long drives and lines as the number of enrolled patients has exploded and the number of new dispensaries has languished.
Last summer, the state announced it would license an additional 24 medical cannabis businesses. But a lawsuit brought by some applicants rejected in the first round has tied up the process, leaving those licenses in limbo.
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