NorthJersey.com: New program aims to get minorities more involved in New Jersey’s cannabis industry
NorthJersey.com – August 3, 2022
By Ricardo Kaulessar
According to a state database, 26 cannabis dispensaries operate in New Jersey, the majority of them selling both medicinal and recreational marijuana. Jersey City has approved so far at least eight applicants to open dispensaries in the city. And just in the past week, four more were approved, including one to be operated by rapper and actor Ice-T as part of a partnership, according to various reports. All these businesses also have to be licensed by the state.
Okoro said the students are all learning for free and were recruited from Jersey City, Newark and Irvington. The organization also partnered with Harmony Dispensary, which lent them the use of the Jersey City space, and the Oregon-based cannabis tech company Dutchie, which is providing free laptops to the students.
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