Two adult-use cannabis dispensaries were approved during the first application hearing of the Jersey City Cannabis Control Board last night.
By Dan Ulloa/Hudson County View
The first company, Blossom Dispensary, was the first dispensary approved by the planning board in March and would be located at 746-748 Tonnelle Ave.
Peter Kelly and Jay Bhatt served as Blossom’s attorneys, while Bina Bhatt, Jay’s wife, is the COO and Sapna Bhatt, Bina’s sister, is the CEO.
“I’ve been involved in a lot of cannabis operations in New Jersey and the country. This is one of the better-financed ones,” Kelly said.
“Who’s going to be running the day-to-day operations?,” asked Board Counsel Ron Mondello.
“We both are. We’re going to leave our full-time jobs. We have already purchased the property. We’ll be having 14 parking spaces,” explained Sapna Bhatt.
“We can serve not only the Jersey City community, but also anyone passing through. Many of the neighbors are happy we are investing in Tonnelle which they mostly feel has been neglected,” added Jay Bhatt.
CCB Vice Chair Jeff Kaplowitz asked if they sent out notices of the hearing beyond those who live within 200 feet of the project.
“We have not. It’s