Jersey City busts illegal cannabis dispensary and seizes marijuana from smoke shop –

A recently opened Jersey City business was busted as an illegal cannabis dispensary and a Downtown smoke shop was also illegally selling marijuana products, authorities said.

An investigation by the Jersey City Police Department Quality of Life Unit assigned through the Municipal Prosecutor’s Office put an end to both unlicensed businesses, Jersey City spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione said.

The unit, headed by Municipal Prosecutor Jake Hudnut, determined that a business called “Lifted AF” at 3238 Kennedy Boulevard in the Heights was operating as as unauthorized and unlicensed cannabis dispensary.

The business, which was registered as an LLC late last year, was closed and all of the illegal products, including 6.5 pounds of suspected raw marijuana valued at over $28,000 as well as suspected marijuana-infused food products, were seized.

Smokers Paradise at 131 Newark Ave., Jersey City, is seen on Monday, July 11, 2022. Authorities seized marijuana and other cannabis-infused products. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)

A criminal complaint for possession with intent to distribute in the second degree (more 5 pounds, but less than 25 pounds) of suspected marijuana, and the owners were cited for operating an establishment without a license and selling adulterated food products.

The use of marijuana and cannabis products are legal

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