The Hoboken Medical Cannabis Review Board expressed support for a new medical cannabis, company Nature’s Touch, to operate on Washington Street.

Photo via harmonydispensary.org.

By Daniel Ulloa/Hudson County View

The board consists of Business Administrator Jason Freeman, Director of Health and Human Services Leo Pellegrini, and the Hoboken Council President Mike Russo, who represents the 3rd Ward.

“This is a cursory hearing, a cursory investigation, so we can provide the mayor with this board’s input. You will be returning to this Board for a more in-depth investigation,” Board Attorney Ron Mondello said.

Attorney Eric Reiser, of the Hackensack-based firm Shapiro Foley, represents Nature’s Touch, one of the 10 North Jersey medical dispensaries awarded a license in December by the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) after applying in 2019.

Reiser explained how lawsuit delayed the process.

He said the company applied to be based in Closter, a borough in Bergen County. However, in June 2021, Closter banned both medical and adult-use cannabis dispensaries. This decision came after they had granted Nature’s Best a zoning permit.

“The CRC is allowing winners to submit new locations for review,” Reiser added, noting they have already secured a location at 1014 Washington St.

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