Here’s where Eatontown’s 3 marijuana businesses are likely to be
EATONTOWN, NJ – We previously reported that the city of Long Branch is considering issuing up to six marijuana licenses.
Now we hear that Eatontown is moving full steam ahead to allow marijuana businesses to open as well.
Last August, Eatontown passed an ordinance that authorizes the issuance of a total of three cannabis licenses in the borough.
Here is where these three pot companies will likely be located:
- It is proposed to open a cannabis retail dispensary at Michael’s (craft store) Plaza at 178 Rt. of the borough. At their March 23 meeting, the Eatontown City Council stated in this resolution that they support the approval of the license.
- A Holmdel woman wants to build a facility to grow and manufacture marijuana on Industrial Way West, according to Asbury Park Press. She wants to open it at lot 5 at 260-270 Industrial Way West, block 3502, according to this . His application for a marijuana grow operation has yet to be approved by the Planning Board.
- Third, Eatontown’s existing medical marijuana store, Garden State Dispensary, has filed an application with the state to expand its operations and begin selling recreational marijuana as well. The Asbury Park Press reports that the city of Eatontown supports their expansion into legal marijuana, but this has yet to be officially approved.
Garden State Dispensary is the only medical marijuana dispensary in Monmouth and Ocean counties. They are located at 59 Rt. 35, near the entrance to the old Fort Monmouth property, and they opened in 2020.
Across the state, several cities are now allowing the opening of retail pot stores or indoor marijuana grow facilities, citing the huge amount of tax revenue they can bring into city coffers. .
As Patch reported, the Long Branch City Council previously announced that it would license each:
- Class 1: Licensed Cannabis Cultivator or Producer
- Class 2: licensed cannabis manufacturer
- Class 3: Licensed cannabis wholesaler or business that only sells marijuana to other businesses and not directly to consumers
- Class 4: Licensed Cannabis Distributor
- Class 5: Licensed pot retail store with no cannabis consumption area. This means a store that can sell marijuana, but customers won’t be able to consume the pot on the premises. This pot shop will likely open near Long Branch Station.
- Class 6: Licensed cannabis delivery service, i.e. businesses that provide courier services to deliver cannabis door-to-door to customers. Think of it like Amazon for weed.
Before: Long Branch plans to distribute 6 commercial cannabis licenses (November 2021)