Jersey City's First Cannabis Consumption Lounge Planned as Four More Dispensaries Emerge – Jersey Digs

A California-based company called The Perennial Group is looking to bring an endeavor called Cream Dispensary and Lounge to the ground floor of 284 First Street. Image courtesy of GKA Architects.

New Jersey is set to roll out marijuana businesses in a big way over the coming year and new plans have surfaced to bring cannabis retailers to several Jersey City neighborhoods.

New Jersey officially opened permit applications to sell legal weed at retail shops earlier this week and Hudson county’s largest city is seeing an avalanche of businesses looking to open. Five new applications have recently been submitted looking to bring class 5 cannabis licenses to a diverse group of neighborhoods, including one for a consumption lounge that would replace a Downtown restaurant.

A California-based company called The Perennial Group is looking to bring an endeavor called Cream Dispensary and Lounge to the ground floor of 284 First Street. Currently home to Cuban favorite Hard Grove Cafe, the space would be revamped to include a ventilation system “to prevent harmful or offensive odors from escaping the premises” as part of the work.

The Perennial Group’s application included a letter of support from the Historic Downtown Special Improvement District, which manages

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