A licensed cannabis operator has sued Jersey City, claiming officials there illegally awarded a license to a rival weed store with business ties to ex-New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey, who recently announced a comeback bid to become Jersey City mayor.

The Cannabis Place, which also runs a Queens-based licensed cannabis delivery service in New York, was awarded a license to operate at 1544 Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City in September 2022.

Then, last month, the Jersey City Council approved a license for Kushmart to operate across the street at 1521 Kennedy Boulevard, violating a prohibition against pot stores being located within 600 feet of each other, the suit says.

Under state law, applicants must have a “community partner” in order to obtain a cannabis license. Kushmart’s community partner on the project is NJ Reentry Corporation, whose executive director and chairman is Jim McGreevey.

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