Montclair NJ legal marijuana dispensary Ascend to open Friday –

Ascend, which operates a medical marijuana dispensary in Montclair, said late Tuesday evening that it will open for legal marijuana sales on Friday.

The announcement came after the town council meeting where a resolution to issue a retail license was approved. Also approved was a settlement agreement between Ascend and the town, apparently related to Ascend’s briefly opening for retail sales without the local license in June.

“We are thrilled to announce that we will begin adult-use sales at our Montclair store starting August 19th,” read the announcement emailed by Caitlin Fleishman, Ascend’s director of public affairs. “We look forward to serving our patients and customers while continuing to provide a best-in-class experience. Ascend remains committed to building a partnership with the Township, operating in compliance with all applicable laws, and bringing more union-paying jobs and tax dollars to the community.”