Dec 14, 2021, 3:25amUpdated 52m ago
By: News 12 Staff
A medical marijuana dispensary will soon be opening in Hoboken after the state approved the application to open.
The dispensary already had the city’s approval and hopes to open for medical sales on River Street by early next summer. And officials say that recreational marijuana could eventually be sold there, too.
The dispensary will be operated by the Colorado-based cannabis company Terrapin. The company has teamed with Hoboken resident and longtime business owner Joe Castelo. Castelo also owns the building where the dispensary will be housed. It is located across from Hoboken Terminal.
“This dispensary, I think, is probably the most centrally-located dispensary in the tristate area – outside the train station where 600,000 people commute in and out every day,” Castelo says.
The owners say that the facility will have plenty of regulations, security rules and filtration systems in place, so it won’t impact residents who do not consume marijuana. They say that so far there has been very little pushback from the community.
But they also say that they won’t do anything without the support of the city and its residents. There is also a plan in place to work with local nonprofits in an