EATONTOWN, NJ — You will soon be able to start purchasing recreational marijuana from the existing medical marijuana shop in Eatontown.
Garden State Dispensary, located on Rt. 35 in Eatontown, applied for a license from the state to expand into recreational marijuana sales. Their application was approved Tuesday by the Cannabis Regulatory Commission at their May 24 meeting.
Garden State Dispensary (owned by AYR Wellness) is located at 59 Rt. 35, near the entrance to Fort Monmouth, and they opened in 2020. Recreational sales will start there in the next few weeks.
Garden State Dispensary first had to get permission from the town of Eatontown to expand into recreational sales, and their request was approved by the Eatontown town Council last August.
In fact, not only did they approve that, but the Eatontown council plans to allow two more pot businesses to open within town limits:
1. A retail cannabis dispensary is proposed to open at the Michael’s (craft store) Plaza at 178 Rt. 35. That store would be owned by Sunrise Holdings LCC, which already filed a new marijuana business license application with the borough. At their March 23, 2022 meeting, the Eatontown council said in this resolution they support approving the