Jersey City Cannabis Control Board approves 2 dispensaries, postpones vote on 3 more – Hudson County View

The Jersey City Cannabis Control Board (CCB) approved two adult-use dispensary applications and postponed the vote on three others at last night’s meeting.

By Daniel Ulloa/Hudson County View

The first application heard was for a micro dispensary by Jennifer and David Moore of Butler & Baldwin, which is based at 75 Martin Luther King Dr. Jennifer is the daughter of Council President Joyce Watterman.

She said the business is named after African American authors Octavia Butler and James Baldwin. Since they want to educate the community, there will be a bookstore hosting minority authors adorned with artwork from local minority artists.

“We are Black-owned and woman-owned and I am glad to say that on the record. The barrier to entry is very high to get into this, so thank God we could use our savings,” Jennifer Moore said.

“The bookstore, that can be open to everyone?,” Vice Chair Jeff Kaplowitz asked.

“Children cannot just walk into the bookstore. Absolutely, you have to be of age,” she replied.

Kaplowitz also asked if the proposal had cleared the planning board and if they were given special conditions or not.

“Just the standard conditions. The applicant does have planning board approval.

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