New Jersey’s largest medical marijuana company just got bigger, tripling the amount of cannabis it grows and opening a new dispensary.
Curaleaf on Friday opened its Edgewater Park location. The 7,000 square-foot dispensary is much larger than the company’s original Bellmawr store, and its new 40,000 square-foot cultivation site in Winslow, just completed its first harvest. That’s double the size of the Bellmawr facility.
“We’ve tripled our footprint in the state,” said Bridgette Fonseca, the director of dispensary operations at Curaleaf NJ. “It’s something that’s needed.”
Curaleaf also plans to open a third dispensary in Bordentown later this summer. Under the medical marijuana law, each of the original 12 licensed companies can open up to three dispensaries.
The progress in New Jersey’s medical marijuana program has been slow, but openings picked up this spring after languishing for years. The state made few licenses available under former Gov. Chris Christie, and only