Saint Peter’s University sues to stop potential cannabis location – The Hudson Reporter

Haytham Elgawly (seen center right), the owner of Medusa NJ, is being sued by Saint Peter’s University over his potential cannabis location. Photo by Mark Koosau.

A Jersey City university’s opposition to a potential nearby cannabis dispensary and lounge has prompted litigation, and the university is suing the applicants and the city’s Planning Board over their vote of approval.

Saint Peter’s University filed a lawsuit in Hudson County Superior Court on August 4 against the cannabis applicant Medusa NJ and the Planning Board. They argue that Medusa’s approval was “arbitrary and capricious” on multiple counts and are asking the courts to void it.

Medusa NJ is one of the many cannabis applicants seeking approval for a recreational marijuana dispensary in Jersey City following the statewide legalization of recreational cannabis sales in New Jersey last year and the city opening its doors to such potential businesses.

The owner of Medusa NJ, Haytham Elgawly, is a local entrepreneur seeking to convert his Clearpoint clothing store on 759A Bergen Ave. in Journal Square into a cannabis store and a consumption lounge.

The university has opposed Elgawly’s new business since going before the Planning Board back in April, but his

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