Unlike its competitors, the Curaleaf-owned medical cannabis dispensary in Edgewater Park did not open its doors to customers seeking to buy adult legal cannabis during the state’s big launch on April 21.
Instead, a police officer patrolled the Edgewater Park site and turned away traffic for most of the day. A large electronic signboard flashed the words, “No adult-use cannabis sold here,” while multiple officers along Route 130 turned away more than 750 cars whose occupants were not there for medical cannabis.
At first, it was expected to take a few extra days for the dispensary to work out minor glitches with the township and become the state’s 13th legal cannabis site.
But it will likely be weeks, maybe even months, before Curaleaf Edgewater Park will open because it needs a much larger parking lot, according to the land-use attorney and engineer for Edgewater Park Township.
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