Blue Violets cannabis dispensary faces lawsuit to halt opening – The Hudson Reporter

Lauren Chang and Maxwell Thompson (center left and center), the co-owners of Blue Violets, are being sued by a resident-formed non-profit over their potential dispensary. Photo by Mark Koosau.

Another potential cannabis dispensary in the Mile Square City is facing a lawsuit that seeks to stop them from setting up shop on Washington Street.

Blue Violets, a retail cannabis applicant that has received full local approval in Hoboken, are being sued by a resident-formed non-profit called “Hoboken for Responsible Cannabis,” in Hudson County Superior Court. The lawsuit also lists the city’s Planning Board as a defendant.

The potential store, which is co-owned by Weehawken couple Maxwell and Lauren Chang Thompson, would be located at 628 Washington St., and had received all the necessary local approvals from the Cannabis Review Board, the Planning Board and the City Council by last month.

A number of residents have been opposed to their store, primarily due to it being too close to two schools: All Saints Episcopal Day School and the Hoboken Charter School.

One of the residents, Elizabeth Urtecho, is the registering agent of the non-profit suing them. The lawsuit alleges that their application violates the city’s new rules

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