It’s the American way – never get out of the car! N.J.’s 1st legal weed store with a drive-thru lane opens as 2 others get green lights from towns

New Jersey’s 17th legal weed store began selling adult recreational marijuana on Tuesday — and it’s the first one in the state to feature a drive-thru option.

The Apothecarium Lodi, which is owned by TerrAscend, opened for patrons wanting adult weed at its 200 NJ- Route 17 location. The facility got its state approvals on May 24, and features the latest operating hours in northern New Jersey.

“It’s been an exciting and busy 24 hours for us here at Apothecarium Lodi,” Chantelle Elsner, Senior Vice President of Retail, said Wednesday. “After strong anticipation from local patients and consumers, we’ve seen a steady flow of purchases non-stop throughout the day. Shoppers are eager to try the Apothecarium’s drive-thru experience, and we’re happy to offer them such a convenient and speedy purchasing option.”

Meanwhile, two more New Jersey towns – Montclair and Neptune Township – gave the green light Monday night to begin offering adult weed sales.

Montclair approved a resolution to allow for Ascend to begin adult weed sales, and Verano – under the Zen Leaf banner – was given final approval by the Neptune Township Subcommittee.

The towns’ moves were first reported by N.J. Advance Media in June and are the latest dominos to fall in the highly competitive race to sell adult weed in New Jersey. So far 16 stores are selling it after the statewide launch of legalized adult recreational use marijuana on April 21.

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