TerrAscend working to convince New Jersey city to approve its marijuana sales request

TerrAscend working to convince New Jersey city to approve its marijuana sales request

The cannabis company wants to set up shop in the Maplewood Township if it can get approval

TerrAscend appears to be extremely interested in marijuana sales becoming a reality in one New Jersey city. Last night a virtual meeting was held in which Kimberley Mui Owies, TerrAscend’s senior director of brand and channel marketing, participated. The idea of the meeting was to discuss the four conditions set by Maplewood Township before considering approval.

Owies said that during the township meeting held earlier this month, the company has remedied the four contingencies requested by the committee. She added that the company had already submitted documentation proving tax payments for the second, third, and fourth quarters, as well as tax payments for the first quarter of 2022.

A week ago, TerrAscend complied with the committee’s second contingency and removed the armed guards from its retail staff. The company made it clear that it is committed to not replacing or rehiring any armed security guards. With respect to the third contingency, the company agreed to submit a new headquarters agreement yesterday that included all of the revisions requested by Deputy Mayor Victor De Luca and committee member Frank McGehee.

Finally, the fourth contingency included diversity and community outreach data, which Owies said was submitted on Monday of last week. Having met all requirements, the Maplewood Township Committee unanimously gave the green light to TerrAscend’s application to sell recreational marijuana at The Apothecarium on Springfield Ave.

Owies conducted a presentation in order to identify the different parking facilities and locations that customers could use when patronizing the facility. In addition, TerrAscend hired an off-duty police officer for the first few weeks to ensure they do not generate additional traffic.

The Apothecarium will have patient-only medical hours from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM Monday through Wednesday, from 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM on Sunday. On Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, all customers (patients and non-patients) will be able to visit the store starting at 8:00 AM.