Recreational marijuana sales will start Friday in Edgewater Park, NJ
UPDATE, May 2: Curaleaf’s Burlington County location in Edgewater Park has been delayed in launching adult-use sales due to available parking resources, according to township officials.
TRENTON – One of the 13 marijuana dispensaries authorized to expand to adult-use recreational sales didn't start Thursday as planned, though the delay was expected to be just one day.
Curaleaf’s location on Route 130 in Edgewater Park in Burlington County was crossed off the list on the Cannabis Regulatory Commission website without explanation Wednesday night.
The dispensary will open Friday, said Curaleaf regional director of public relations Stephanie Cunha.
"It’s confirmed," Cunha said via email. "There was a local municipal approval we needed and it has been granted and we are approved for sales tomorrow."
Curaleaf did open in Bellmawr. Whatever happened to delay the Edgewater Park opening was a last-minute issue. The company’s U.S. president, Matt Darin, said in an interview Monday that the openings were on track for two of its dispensaries – excluding the one in Bordentown, where zoning approvals are still pending.
“We are ready,” Darin said. “We’ve been preparing for quite some time and really looking forward to being able to launch adult-use on Thursday.”
Dispensaries around New Jersey that are approved for recreational sales are in Bellmawr, Bloomfield, Deptford, Edgewater Park, Egg Harbor Township, Elizabeth, Lawrence, Maplewood, Paterson, Phillipsburg, Rochelle Park, Vineland and Williamstown.
Existing medical dispensaries that will not have recreational sales, at least initially, are in Atlantic City, Bordentown, Cranbury, Eatontown, Montclair, Neptune, Paramus, Secaucus, Union and Woodbridge.
Michael Symons is the Statehouse bureau chief for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at email@example.com
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