Legacy to legitimate: Moja Life poised to be Trenton’s first legal marijuana dispensary – The Trentonian

TRENTON — Life is very different these days for John Dockery.

A man who once sold marijuana illegally in the Capital City is putting the finishing touches on the city’s first legal cannabis dispensary, Moja Life, on South Warren Street.

“A lot of people here know me from the legacy side, I sold cannabis here for 20 years,” Dockery said when asked about the transition from legacy sales to licensed dispensary. “It’s rough, I’d be a liar if I said it was easy, it is rough. But a lot of the same things that apply there, apply here.”

But Dockery said the people around him make the transition possible. He credits a wide array of people, from lawyers to advisors to friends, “I have a great team.”

John Dockery, CEO and Founder of Moja Life, shows Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora around the marijuana dispensary that will be opening soon on Warren Street in Trenton.(John Berry/The Trentonian)

Legacy knowledge will help in the new business venture.

“I consider myself a connoisseur of cannabis,” Dockery said. “I can look, smell, and know what I’m getting myself into before I even try the product, so that transitions well into this space. A lot of

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