Jersey City cannabis board hears six applicants in seven hour meeting – Approved Three, Tabled Two, Denied One.

Jersey City cannabis board hears six applicants in seven hour meeting – Approved Three, Tabled Two, Denied One.
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The Hudson Reporter Jersey City cannabis board hears six applicants in seven hour meeting   In a meeting that lasted until midnight, the Jersey City Cannabis Control Board heard from six applicants on their agenda, and they approved three, tabled two, and denied one. The three applicants approved include Uforia, who are looking to locate their business in the Heights, Cannabis Place 420 Corp., and Kushmart Jersey, who are proposing locations near each other in Greenville. Oceanfront Holdings, who want to create a shop in Downtown, and Medusa NJ were tabled, with the latter having been carried the second time, and another carried applicant, Local Modiv, was denied approval. Getting higher Uforia wants to create a retail cannabis store at 138 Griffith St. in the Heights. They were first heard at the board’s June 28 meeting, but were tabled following a number of concerns from the board commissioners. The owner of the business, Bashkim Spahi, pitched his story as a child of Muslim immigrant refugees that had lost friends from gun and drug-related violence during his childhood. He said his company’s main mission will be childhood prevention and making sure the community is safe. He added that their attorney does pro bono work with Northeast New Jersey Legal Services. He also said that they got an MOU signed by the Jersey City Anti-Violence Coalition Movement. Commissioner Courtney Sloane said that while Spahi had gotten more information and appreciated his personal stories, she questioned him on how he would run the dispensary. Spahi responded that he would be on the ground day-to-day, hiring and managing inventory. Uforia is seeking to create a retail cannabis store in the Heights neighborhood. Photo by Mark Koosau. He said he sat down with Heights Councilman Yousef Saleh on the dispensary and discussed getting the Muslim community involved…

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