Even though the retail sale of cannabis became legal in New Jersey in early 2022, dispensaries are just now beginning to open throughout the state. The second dispensary to open in Jersey City is Downtown Flwr, located at 141 Newark Avenue. Read on to learn more about the store and the team behind it.
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While paper has been over the windows hiding the activity inside 141 Newark Avenue, the shop is opening up today and is expected to have its ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 4th. According to NJ.com, the store will start off selling medical cannabis while the team waits for approvals to sell recreational products. Just a few weeks ago, the first cannabis dispensary opened in Jersey City. RIPT Dispensary is located at 220 Broadway and sells medicinal products only.
These two dispensaries are the first to open in Jersey City, while at least a dozen more are in the queue. Throughout New Jersey, the two-tiered approval process from the city and the state means that many dispensaries’ plans to open have been hit with delays and other backups. Jersey City has so many applicants that it has put a six-month moratorium on new