New Jersey’s first drive-thru cannabis dispensary officially opens for business – CBS New York

LODI, N.J. — New Jersey’s first drive-thru cannabis dispensary officially opened for business Saturday.

It’s been less than four months since the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state, and 17 recreational dispensaries have opened shop.

As CBS2’s Zinnia Maldonado reports, it’s a new way to pick up cannabis.

“It was very convenient because they have a drive-thru and this is their opening day,” one customer said.

After a soft launch a few weeks ago, the first drive-thru pot dispensary in New Jersey is officially open for business. It’s located at the Apothecarium on Route 17 in Lodi.

TerrAscend Corporation owns and operates the Apothecarium and two other dispensaries in New Jersey.  

“The drive-thru service is the best,” another customer said.

“It makes it really quick and easy for them to pick up their order very quickly,” said Chantelle Elsner, senior vice president of retail for TerrAscend. “And then on the other side, for patients that, you know, might have mobility issues or those that might prefer to stay in their car, it gives them a safe option.”

The drive-thru will only be open for medical patients during the first two hours of operation every day, from 9-11 a.m.

“The state wanted to make sure that

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