The Cannabis Place dispensary is partnering with Ukrainian Jersey City to donate mortuary bags to properly bury victims of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
By Daniel Ulloa/Hudson County View
“This is something that caught our attention recently when we read a report from Human Rights Watch that there is a need, a critical need, for mortuary supplies like these. Unfortunately, the invasion of Ukraine continues, and the people of Ukraine continue to suffer and continue to be killed,” dispensary owner Osbert Orduna, also a combat veteran, said today at Jersey City City Hall.
“There’s a critical need for mortuary bags. It allows folks to be buried in a dignified manner. These innocent civilian victims … are forced to wrap up their loved ones in whatever. With these bags, it provides for a dignified burial.”
Orduna also noted that the alternative cremation process creates smoke, which could be a target for a bombing attack.
“That’s why they’re burying people expeditiously in impromptu graves,” he said.
The cannabis business, officially licensed as Cannabis Place 420 Corp., was approved at the last Jersey City Cannabis Control Board meeting to operate an adult-use cannabis dispensary in Greenville.
Hudson County Clerk E. Junior Maldonado