MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Montclair Planning Board approved an application for a new recreational marijuana dispensary during their meeting on Monday.
The board reviewed an application from Moodi Day LLC for a conditional use permit for adult cannabis retail use at 151 Valley Road. Learn more about the plans for the property here. See the application here, and see renderings here.
During Monday’s hearing, one of the business’ co-owners, Jacquelin DeVore, said that she and her husband hope to sell adult-use cannabis to local Montclair residents.
“The premise behind our business is that we want to offer local residents cannabis in a really safe and high-quality way,” DeVore said, adding that the business would steer away from the “stoner” stereotype and promote a “health and wellness” mentality.
The company submitted an application for state-level approval on March 15.
“Our business does qualify for priority review, given we’re minority-owned and women-owned, but they’re still kind of making their way through the stack,” DeVore said of the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission, the state agency in charge of cannabis business licensing.
If it gets a thumbs-up from both the state and local officials, the dispensary would offer products such as cannabis flowers, “pre-rolled” joints, edibles,