HOBOKEN, NJ – Marijuana may be legal in New Jersey, but turf wars from rival dealers are still to be expected. That point was made clear last week, when one Hoboken medical marijuana dispensary won its court case against a neighboring outfit over “transparency.”
In September 2020, Secaucus-based Harmony Dispensary announced plans to move into a space at 95 Hudson Street, complete with a lounge for onsite consumption. Weeks later, a group out of Colorado called Terrapin Care Station announced their own plans to open a dispensary in Hoboken at 86 River St., around the corner from Harmony’s location. Both dispensaries will be more or less adjacent to the Hoboken Terminal and PATH Station.
Terrapin immediately filed a lawsuit, maintaining that Harmony must be held to the standards of Hoboken’s Medical Cannabis Review Board—an entity that did not yet exist when Harmony initiated its operation. Hoboken’s board was enacted in June of 2020.
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Hudson County Superior Court Judge Marybeth Rogers ruled on March 26 that Harmony should be