After more than two years of delays brought on by COVID-19 and Mother Nature, Bloc medical dispensary in Ewing Township held its grand opening on Saturday with staff, township officials and a former New York Giants star.
“It’s a very exciting day,” said Todd Johnson, Executive Vice President and Head of New Jersey Operations for Justice Cannabis Co., which owns Bloc, at Saturday’s festivities. “We’re here to serve the patients of New Jersey’s medical marijuana program. Our goal is to help bring relief for our patients.”
But make no mistake, Bloc has bigger plans too.
The dispensary — on the site of a former swimming pool — hopes to apply with the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission in the fall to begin selling adult recreational weed. So far, 16 medical dispensaries owned by multi-state operators have expanded to sell adult weed since April 21 under the new cannabis law.
Among those on hand Saturday for the big launch was Amani Toomer, the former New York Giants wide receiver. Toomer is an investor in Justice Cannabis Co., which was formerly known as Justice Grown in its original cannabis license application in 2018.
A 75,000 square foot cultivation facility, of which 30,000 square foot is canopy,