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EXCLUSIVE: Ice T and New Jersey’s Charis B’s dispensary gets the go-ahead

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Ice T and Playboy Playmate Charis BFounder medicine womanteamed up to open a dispensary in Jersey City, New Jersey, and crossed the first hurdle in doing so.

On July 25, The Medicine Woman New Jersey, a proposed dispensary owned by Ice T and Charis B, was approved by the Cannabis Control Board meeting in Jersey City, along with three other proposed dispensaries. it was the news Post on Instagram The next day.

Medicine Woman Jersey City will include 5,000 square feet of retail space that will house local New Jersey cannabis brands, limited edition merchandise, and provide the necessary education. The board also approved Medusa NJ, Oceanfront Holding and The Other Side Dispensary. The Jersey City Cannabis Control Board oversees the rules and regulations regarding licensing, farming, testing and retail, and getting approval is not easy.

Charis B, or Charis Burrett, originally founded The Medicine Woman in California before looking to the East Coast.

“It’s very, very exciting for us because New Jersey is many years behind where we are in California in terms of legalization,” Burrett says. High Times While she was waiting for her taxi. “It is exciting to bring her to a state she already is [motivated] We look forward to the growth of the cannabis industry in general in their state.

“And in terms of New Jersey and the fact that Ace is, you know, a resident, so Jersey City and the state of New Jersey means a lot to him personally. And he’s a longtime personal friend of mine and my husband. And you know, obviously, that synergy and everything goes together.”

The Purit dispensary will follow the same mindset as other Women of Medicine sites, which initially started as a not-for-profit delivery service. “Our mindset is to bring world class medicines to local areas at an affordable price,” Burrett says. We believe cannabis should be available to everyone who needs it. As you know, it is a beautiful drug. It has been around for centuries. And we love being able to educate people and communities, have healthy discussions, and, as I said, bring world class medicine to communities at affordable prices.”

Ice T, also known as Tracy Lauren Marrow, lives in Edgewater, a community relatively close to Jersey City. He is well aware of the problems the cannabis industry faces locally. in New Jersey, Black people are three times more likely to be accused of possession of cannabis than white people, despite similar consumption rates. With that in mind, initial partnerships include The Last Prisoner Project, Jersey City’s Wallpaper and Arts Program, Jersey City’s Employment and Training Program, and Hudson County Community College, with more to be announced.

“I have dedicated my life and my career to giving back and paving the way for minorities. As a citizen of New Jersey, I am excited about the opportunity legalization presents to our community, and I look forward to ushering in a new era of cannabis in the state,” Ice T said in a statement. 25-year-old Charis B, a cannabis authority and founder of The Medicine Woman to ensure an excellent experience for our customers and community.”

Burrett said she is “100% in favor” of delisting and helping people who have gone to prison because of fate — some people for life, for cannabis crime and only cannabis crime is very important to both the community and Jersey City.

Burritt says she’s been reading the magazine for longer than most, when buying a magazine was a real concern about drawing too much attention to oneself. “When I was 15, all I wanted to do was sign up for High Times magazine,” she admits. “But I was just worried that I would be on the same government list that everyone would get on. That was in the eighties. And to be here today, you know, 30 to 33 years later I’m talking to you. I couldn’t be more proud of what the industry is up to and the kind of, you know, I’m here. I. So thank you.”

Medicine Woman Jersey City is scheduled to open in the fall of 2022 and the team is currently accepting applications for a variety of positions. To apply, send your resume to HR@themedwoman.com, they are committed to providing a local workforce with a focus on providing opportunities for ex-cannabis perpetrators.

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