There could be 2 medical weed dispensaries a block apart in N.J. after court denies lawsuit – nj.com

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A dispensary slated for Hoboken can move forward despite a lawsuit from a potential competitor, a court has ruled.

The state Superior Court in Hudson County ruled last week that Harmony Dispensary can continue its plans to open a medical marijuana dispensary near the PATH Station, but must seek approval from the city’s Medical Cannabis Review Board going forward.

The decision could put two competing dispensaries just a block apart in the city. The state only has 15 medical marijuana dispensaries currently. Some are more than an hour away from a competitor.

Terrapin, which has dispensaries in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Colorado, sued the Hoboken Planning Board and Harmony last fall. It claimed Harmony lacked valid approval because it bypassed a newer municipal law requiring applicants to come before the review board.

Terrapin announced it had leased a Hoboken property last September. The company does not yet have a license to dispense marijuana from the state, so it will take time before it can open anywhere in New Jersey,

But Harmony Dispensary also had a property lined up in Hoboken. The company already has

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