Ice-T is opening a weed dispensary in Jersey City this fall
Celebrities are officially entering the local cannabis market, the inevitable result of weed legalization in New Jersey and New York.
Rapper and actor Ice-T is one of the first well-known figures to claim his share of the industry. star of law and order He’s licensed for cannabis by his home state of New Jersey, and this fall he’ll open his own 5,000-square-foot dispensary in Jersey City, just a few miles from downtown Manhattan.
This project is done in partnership with Charis B, who is the founder of the famous cannabis brand The Medicine Woman.
“I have dedicated my life and career to giving back and paving the way for minorities,” the 64-year-old entrepreneur said in an official statement. “As a native New Jerseyan, I am excited about the opportunity legalization presents to our community and look forward to ushering in a new era for cannabis in this state.” Someone who is an authority on cannabis and founder of The Medicine Woman to ensure a great experience for our customers and community.”
IST actually owns a home in Edgewater, but made a business decision to open its new project elsewhere in the state. “There’s only one street in Edgewater,” the rapper said at a meeting with the Jersey City Cannabis Control Board last week. “It’s because I […] He canceled them. I said let’s go to Jersey City, my neighbor. I’m here every night and I go out, I love Jersey City.”
The space, known as Medicine Woman Jersey City, serves as a commentary on the current weed culture associated with New Jersey, where blacks are three times more likely than their white counterparts to be accused of marijuana possession, according to an official press release. They are young. .
As a result, the new dispensary is committed to sourcing staff from the local community, even partnering with some charitable organizations like the Last Prisoner Project and the Jersey City Employment and Training Program when looking to hire employees.
Although IST is proud of the social impact aspect of its latest endeavor, it acknowledged the importance of the weed industry within the country’s economy.
“No one starts a business with social impact in mind,” he told the board. “They start a business because it is profitable […] but [this] Profitable enough to pay back. It’s profitable enough that you want to contribute to the community in all of these ways.”