Ascend of Montclair has received Planning Board approval to begin recreational marijuana sales — expanding beyond the dispensary’s current medical only-business — but it still has some hurdles to clear before those sales can begin.
Ascend still needs multiple approvals before it can legally move ahead with recreational marijuana sales, township officials say — which leaves open the question of when such sales could come to Montclair.
Ascend of Montclair plans to open for recreational marijuana sales beginning Tuesday, June 7, despite not having yet filled out a township application to do so, and therefore without township approval.
Ascend of Montclair has received its license from the state to expand to sales of marijuana for recreational use. But will still have to go through Montclair's application process before it can expand to recreational sales.
Planning Board members, charged with making recommendations on where cannabis businesses can be located in Montclair, have raised concerns over the equity of where the council has proposed allowing them.