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No, A Marijuana Dispensary is Not Coming to Brick

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A prank sign advertising a medical marijuana dispensary on Herbertsville Road. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
A prank sign advertising a medical marijuana dispensary on Herbertsville Road. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

As the debate over the legalization of marijuana continues in New Jersey – both candidates for governor gave their positions at Tuesday night’s debate – Brick residents hoping for a convenient way to replenish their stash will still have to wait.

A sign posted at the property next to the abandoned Herbertsville Deli site advertising a marijuana dispensary “coming soon” is just a practical joke, we’ve confirmed. It’s not the first time a group of local pranksters have targeted the site; earlier this year, another sign promised a massage parlor would be moving in. Township officials have told Shorebeat that there have been no plans submitted to improve (or demolish) the former deli. The building next door was recently renovated so it can be used as modern office space.

Last night, Democratic candidate for governor Phil Murphy endorsed the legalization of marijuana, saying minorities are unfairly affected by the state’s drug laws, and legalization would produce hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for the state. Kim Guadagno, the Republican candidate, said she is against legalizing marijuana for recreational use, but supports decriminalizing the substance and expanding the state’s medical marijuana program.

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As it currently stands, there are six medical marijuana dispensaries in New Jersey, known as “alternative treatment centers” according to the Department of Health. They are located in Egg Harbor Township, Montclair, Woodbridge, Cranbury, Secaucus and Bellmawr.

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  • Mark Story Jenks

    Yeah, only thing is, a lot of customers might not know if the were coming or going. 😉

    • Mac

      So you’re really saying that not much will change on the NJ roads anytime soon. Even potheads are capable of demonstrating their sole NJ driving requirement abilities by putting a check in the mail every few years.

      Frankly, more potheads on the road is likely to reduce road rage incidents created by these NJ mail order skilled drivers significantly when people can relax more while threading their way around orange human traffic cones daily as they return home from work.

      • Mark Story Jenks

        I’m not saying anything one way or another.
        I just cracked a joke. Weed does nothing for me, don’t care for it much.

  • Creepy Green Light

    The Negroids from the hood would end up robbing it.

    • Renee Lachapelle

      Where is Brick’s hood?

      • JJ

        CGL that’s just not nice.

      • JWWW

        Where I live. Stupid crackas

    • craigoftruth

      Lousy racist, ass!

    • Goodgrief

      Racist posting.

  • Renee Lachapelle

    Great location and would certainly boost the town’s economy.

  • Andy Pat

    Legalize the home growing for personal use. Just like it is ok to brew your own beer. Leave the greedy corporate capitalists out of this picture. No ads, no shops: and no penalties for home growers. Let’s learn from Big Tobacco, Pharma, and alcohol industry how NOT to market certain products while at the same time not criminalizing behavior that is inevitable in society. There is a middle ground between prohibition and Colorado-style legalization. Let’s put what is right above what is profitable.

    • Blow My Nose

      sike

    • Blow My Nose

      not letting nj grow and not decriminalizing so it will only be in certain cities

  • Samantha

    I’ve been to Colorado a few times since they legalized it. The dispensaries are clean and professional with products ranging from various strains of flower to topical arthritis creams to tampons for menstrual cramp relief. I can’t wait for legal marijuana to cone to NJ and eventually the whole country.

    • Andy Pat

      I too went to Colorado to see what all the hoopla was about. It is an over-commercialized paradigm of gov’t and capitalists taking financial advantage. Many of those who are being taken advantage of are seeking medical relief. The pricing varies from dispensary to dispensary but in general is 1.5 to 2x the price on black market.

    • Let’s Roll

      They are smoking weed at Colorado Park in Herbertsville all the time.

  • Let’s Roll

    Whether legal or illegal, dope is for dopes.

    • Blow My Nose

      thank mary its just jane

  • JWWW

    Chocolate Jesus…screw you crackas…knee 4 life

    • Goodgrief

      Why is this poster allowed to use racist terms?

  • Nan

    Godfrey Lake in Brick

    This site should be Open/Green Spaces whatever you wish to call it. It is right next to Godfrey Lake which at one time was for the people who bought homes (originally summer homes) in Godfrey Manor. It was a swimming area. A woman who grew up spending summers there loudly called for a cleanup of the Lake in the early 2000s. There were all kinds of inane claims of the Town not being able to locate who owns the property.

    The township has found all kinds of ways to take property over or use for Public use. If we had a small group to start a forum and grow for the purpose of using this property for those of us who not only live north but for whom going to the barrier island is not feasible. Even Trader’s Cove not easily accessible.

    Many of US would welcome to join a discussion of non Brick Township employees or elected officials. That area could be once again the Summer Tourism attraction. Close enough to Brick Historical Society.

    People Wise Up and Rise Up and do not let this opportunity – not for the much needed, long promised, Community Center but something for this end of Brick.

    I repeat People of Brick – Wise Up and Rise Up and make this happen. Do not let a self serving group stop US as they did with the Ice Rink, Balley’s tract.

    • Andy Pat

      Au contraire on the Ice Rink. That was former Brick hockey player Acopolis (son in law of longtime hockey coach Auriemma) serving their Own self interest try ing to shove an Ice Rink onto the Town as a Rec Center. Of what use would a township owned ice rink be to you Nan? No equivalency between a lake cleanup and a multi million dollar ice rink purchase. But wait, what was the topic here??

  • Frank Rizzo

    More Democrat destruction of society

  • Frank Rizzo

    Keep you people high and non violent

  • JWWW

    I be high on da weed. BLM! You crackas will be done in Brick

  • craigoftruth

    No, A Marijuana Dispensary is Not Coming to Brick, Why not?

  • Emma Todd

    why would anyone who doesn’t use want more smoked pot in their society ? more costs more children exposed ?

    • Wrong question. Why would anyone, especially those who partake, want to spend billions every year and congest the criminal justice system criminalizing hundreds of millions of otherwise law-abiding people, especially people of color, when there is no evidence that doing so accomplishes anything beneficial? Besides, legalization makes edibles and vaporizers more popular.