Phillipsburg’s newest business offers a menu unlike anything you’ll find for 45 miles — medical marijuana for qualifying New Jersey patients.
Marking a soft opening last Tuesday followed by its grand opening Monday, Nov. 30, The Apothecarium serves up marijuana buds with names like Grape Diamonds, Skunk Hero and Granpa’s Stash for $50 to $60 for an eighth-ounce (3.5 grams).
And that’s just the beginning.
“We’re starting with a limited product offering, and as time goes on we will continue to increase the product offerings that we have,” said Greg Rochlin, the northeast CEO of The Apothecarium parent company TerrAscend.
The Apothecarium Phillipsburg says its full menu will carry a wide variety of medical cannabis products in addition to buds (dried flower), including vaporizable and activated oils, pre-rolled joints, capsules, tinctures, topicals and a comprehensive selection of smoking and ancillary products.
New Jersey medical marijuana patients must be diagnosed by a physician with any of 17 debilitating conditions to qualify for purchases from any of the state’s dispensaries — technically Alternative Treatment Centers.
The Apothecarium in the historic Phillipsburg National Bank & Trust building at 55 S. Main St. is Warren County’s first ATC.
Phillipsburg welcomes the new addition to its South Main Street lineup of restaurants and other businesses, Mayor Todd Tersigni said.
“We’re happy to welcome another business to the town of Phillipsburg,” he said. “The mayor and council look forward to working with their entire team now and the future.”
TerrAscend plans two more locations in northern New Jersey, Rochlin said, though the locations won’t be announced until they are approved by the state Department of Health.
The company also operates three dispensaries in Pennsylvania, in Plymouth Meeting, Lancaster and Thorndale.
Following voter approval of legalizing adult-use recreational marijuana in New Jersey, the state’s currently licensed medical