NBC Philadelphia reported in cannabis news that the High Rollers Dispensary cannabis lounge is coming to a hotel in Atlantic City.
The dispensary and lounge would be part of the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City, which does not have a casino. It previously did. But it has been shut down now for several years. They are currently using the area as an art gallery and wedding space.
High Rollers Dispensary Plans
The High Rollers Dispensary and cannabis lounge would be 10,000 sq ft, making it very large. With such a large space, they plan to create an area with some entertainment space and a non-alcoholic bar.
Their planned $3.2 million renovation would also give High Rollers Dispensary a separate entrance from the hotel.
The cannabis lounge part of the casino would need greater security than the rest of the property. CBS News noted that the High Rollers Dispensary cannabis lounge would be on two levels. Like many cannabis companies, it could be open by the 4th of July.
Atlantic City Cannabis Lounge
The Casino Re-Development Authority (CRDA) approved them in February. The CRDA, whose current members were appointed by Governor Phil Murphy (D), wields a great deal of influence over Atlantic City’s revitalization process.
A cannabis lounge in a casino might involve too many regulatory hurdles.
Legal cannabis companies are not allowed on Atlantic City’s Boardwalk. Fortunately, a nice park is between the front of the Claridge and the Boardwalk. It’s actually on Indiana and Park Place, like in Monopoly, which Atlantic City inspired.
The NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission (NJCRC) awarded Andrew Kirkland of Gibbsboro a conditional license last September. High Rollers was also awarded a cultivation license. Cohn was also awarded a cannabis manufacturing license.
One of the owners, Jon Cohn, operated the medical cannabis company Agri-Kind in Pennsylvania. Agri-Kind is operated by Agronomed Pharmaceuticals LLC. The cannabis corporation that’s a Multi-State Operator (MSO) Verano bought them two years ago* Cohn lives in Pennsylvania.
The Claridge Hotel hosted parties for NECANN, the largest New Jersey cannabis convention, last year at their rooftop bar with spectacular views of Atlantic City and the sea.
Atlantic City Cannabis News
It was previously home to the legacy operator Rekt Café cannabis lounge, which unfortunately shut down.
The Sunnytien LLC cannabis lounge is also close to opening in Atlantic City.