NJ legal weed: Somerville backs marijuana dispensary proposal – My Central Jersey

SOMERVILLE – The borough’s first recreational marijuana dispensary could open as soon as January 2025 once all regulatory hurdles are cleared.

The Borough Council on Monday passed a resolution supporting Root 22 Dispensary’s proposal to open a “small craft cannabis” dispensary in the far northwestern corner of the county seat on the site now occupied by a Sunoco station at the intersection of Route 22 and Gaston Avenue.

James Barr, a principal of Root 22 Dispensary along with Bridgewater resident James Savino, told the Council that he projects the business could gross $10 million a year.

With a municipal tax of 2% of gross sales, the borough could annually realize $200,000 in revenue, he said.