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“NJ Dispensary Near Me” Now Includes OHM Theory in Elmwood Park and Lemon 22 in Scotch Plains

An “NJ Dispensary near me” or you now includes OHM Theory in Elmwood Park and Lemon 22 in Scotch Plains.

They opened the 98th and 99th New Jersey cannabis dispensaries reported open by Heady NJ.

The pace of openings has become so quick that some are scheduled for the same day.

OHM Theory Dispensary Opens in Elmwood Park

OHM Theory opened their adult-use cannabis dispensary at 213 Rt. 46 in Elmwood Park in Bergen County. They had a soft opening on Easter Sunday April 1st. Their Grand Opening was yesterday.

“We are thrilled to introduce OHM Theory to the Elmwood Park community and beyond,” says Urvesh Patel, CEO of OHM Theory. “Our goal is to provide a unique and personalized cannabis buying experience that caters to the diverse needs of our customers.”

Urvesh said he is working 14 hours a day now that’s it open with Chief Operating Officer Digan Patel.

“With our carefully curated products, knowledgeable staff, and focus on safety and convenience, we are confident that OHM Theory will become the go-to destination for cannabis enthusiasts in the area,” Urvesh explained.

OHM Theory says it aims to deliver an exceptional and curated experience to customers and competitive prices.

1st NJ Dispensary Near Me in Elmwood Park

“Elmwood was very involved and very cooperative. We are the 1st dispensary in town,” Urvesh noted. “Everything was able to work out.”

“We’re trying to help the bakery next store,” he added. “There hasn’t been any traffic in the strip mall. We’re hoping to be the anchor store.”

They partnered with them for samples of pastries and smoothies at their Grand Opening of an NJ dispensary near me or you.

Urvesh, like others, reported the process to open being very difficult.

“It’s a huge learning curve. It keeps me on my toes. It’s challenging. I quite like challenges,” he explained. “The alcohol industry works very similar to this.”

Some problems include the time it takes to get employee badges due to fingerprint processing problems.

Urvesh said their contractor hadn’t built a dispensary before but did it well. It was significant that he charged them less than other contractors that market themselves as ancillary businesses and charge what some call a “Green Tax.”

Ambitious Co-Owner from Pennsylvania

The NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission (NJCRC) sent OHM Theory its conditional winner letter to Urvesh in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, outside Philadelphia, in September 2022. They won the conversion to an annual license in July 2023.

“Jersey was the first around me that was legal. My next on the list is Delaware and Pennsylvania,” UP noted.

Urvesh said Digan is from Edison in Middlesex County. Digan registered the business to operate in West Orange. He initially worked in Delaware and the alcohol industry and launched Bonds Tavern in West Orange, which he sold to his uncle.

They looked at a few towns and found a great location in a strip mall that was kind of dead with a lot of parking.

Urvesh noted consuming in college made him want to get into the industry.

“It was like frowned up and now it’s legal. It’s in the retail space. Just switch our focus,” he added.

Urvesh and Digan are Hindu Indian Americans. In the Hindu religion “Om” is a significant symbol and sacred chant.

“Cannabis is very, very frowned upon,” Urvesh noted.

He is working to fight the stigma.

Entrepreneurial Background Helps to Open NJ Dispensary Near Me

Urvesh owned liquor stores and tobacco shops previously as a serial entrepreneur.

“If this was my first business ever, it would have been very hard to survive,” he said.

“We’re very community-oriented, period. I usually partner with local little leagues or football teams or soccer teams,” Urvesh noted.

His businesses have also sponsored food drives and a Drive-in movie theater.

“We’re at the store every single day now. We’re independent owner-operators. We like to be at our businesses. We like to know our consumers,” he added.

Urvesh noted after just a couple weeks of operating, they already have regular customers whose names they know.

In the future, he is interested in opening up a consumption lounge.

4/20 Deal of $30 for an Eighth of Bogo Flower from MSO Columbia Care

Ohm Theory is holding an early 4/20 sale of the corporate Multi-State Operator (MSO) Columbia Care’s eighth of an ounce of cannabis flower for $30.

“It’s some of the cheapest flower in the state,” Urvesh declared.

He had a connection with senior Columbia Care executives since both were previously in the alcohol industry which made it easier to make a deal.

“It’s competing almost with the street price! $30 an 8th is almost unheard of,” Urvesh declared.

He argued it’s a safer product due to the NJCRC’s safety precautions and lab testing.

Lemon 22 Dispensary Opens in Scotch Plains.

Lemon 22 Dispensary recently opened in Scotch Plains in Union County.

NJ Dispensary Near Me Ohm Theory Lemon 22

They previously operated the Chilin’ Out Smoke Shop on the site. Dan and Michelle Lemon own it. Lemon 22 won its annual NJ dispensary cannabis annual license needed to open last August.

  They posted a message on Facebook explaining their background.

“According to our state investigator, we are the most mom-and-pop shop of any dispensary he knows of that has opened in the state. We entered into this industry up against significant competition from Multi-State Operators (right here in town), special interest groups, millionaires, and billionaires (right here in town). We will be part of the absolutely necessary effort to drive down ⬇️the price,” they explained.

Their post also said Michelle grew up in Scotch Plains. In addition they operated Chillin’ Out for almost 15 years and the You Need Coffee shop for 10 years.

Lemon 22 emphasized the work that the couple put in was significant.

“We designed our shop by ourselves to feel like home and be a comfortable shopping experience for the public. A dispensary does not need to look like an expensive purse or watch store inside of the Short Hills Mall,” they declared.

They also noted they have donated to local fundraisers and participated in Scotch Plains community events.

Initially, it was called Lemon 22 LLC, and then they changed it to Lemon 22 Dispensary.

Lemon 22 dispensary is among several “NJ Dispensaries” near me in Scotch Plains, including A21 Dispensary. That could create fierce competition which many industry professionals expect will occur in similar places like Jersey City. Scotch Plains like cannabis so much that it’s going to allow cannabis lounges once the NJCRC allows them.

The Open Adult-use New Jersey Cannabis Dispensaries List

The following list is an approximate reflection of who opened when and partially alphabetically.

  1. Ascend 395 BLOOMFIELD AVE MONTCLAIR Medicinal and Recreational MSO.
  2. Ascend 174 ROUTE 17 NORTH ROCHELLE PARK -Rochelle-Park  Medicinal and Recreational MSO.
  3. Ascend 461-469 WEST STATE STREET FORT LEE Medicinal and Recreational MSO.
  4. Ayr Wellness (formerly Garden State Dispensary) 950 US 1 NORTH WOODBRIDGE Medicinal and Recreational MSO.
  5. Ayr Wellness 59 MAIN ST EATONTOWN Medicinal and Recreational MSO.
  6. Ayr Wellness 2536 RT 22 UNION Medicinal and Recreational MSO.
  7. Apothecarium Dispensary 55 SOUTH MAIN ST. PHILLIPSBURG Medicinal and Recreational MSO.
  8. Apothecarium Dispensary 1865 SPRINGFIELD AVENUE MAPLEWOOD Medicinal and Recreational MSO.
  9. Apothecarium Dispensary200 NJ-17 LODI Medicinal and Recreational MSO.
  10. BLOC 1075 EASTON AVE SOMERSET Medicinal and Recreational MSO.
  11. BLOC 501 US-9 WARETOWN Medicinal and Recreational MSO.
  12. BLOC 1761 NORTH OLDEN AVENUE EWING Medicinal and Recreational MSO.
  13. The Botanist 100 CENTURY DRIVE EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP Medicinal and Recreational MSO.
  14. The Botanist 2090 N BLACKHORSE PIKE WILLIAMSTOWN Medicinal and Recreational MSO.
  15. RISE 196 3RD AVENUE #3-C PATERSON Medicinal and Recreational MSO.
  16. RISE 26-48 BLOOMFIELD AVE BLOOMFIELD Medicinal and Recreational MSO.
  17. The Cannabist 1062 NORTH DELSEA DRIVE VINELAND Medicinal and Recreational MSO.
  18. The Cannabist 1692 CLEMENTS BRIDGE RD DEPTFORD Medicinal and Recreational MSO.
  19. Curaleaf 191 RTE 130 BORDENTOWN Medicinal and Recreational MSO.
  20. Curaleaf 640 CREEK ROAD BELLMAWR Medicinal and Recreational MSO.
  21. Curaleaf 4237 US-130 South EDGEWATER PARK Medicinal and Recreational MSO.
  22. Zen Leaf 117 SPRING STREET ELIZABETH Medicinal and Recreational MSO.
  23. Zen Leaf 3256 BRUNSWICK PIKE LAWRENCE TWP. Medicinal and Recreational MSO.
  24. Zen Leaf 2100 ROUTE 66 NEPTUNE Medicinal and Recreational MSO.
  25. MPX NJ 153 S. NEW YORK AVENUE ATLANTIC CITY Medicinal and Recreational MSO.
  26. MPX NJ 5035 CENTRAL HWY PENNSAUKEN / Medicinal and Recreational MSO.
  27. MPX NJ 581 BERLIN-CROSS KEYS ROAD SICKLERVILLE Medicinal and Recreational MSO.
  28. Valley Wellness 407 US-202 RARITAN Medicinal and Recreational.
  29. Aunt Mary’s Dispensary  100 REAVILLE AVE. SUITE 211 FLEMINGTON Medicinal and Recreational.
  30. NJ Leaf 546 PARK AVENUE FREEHOLD Medicinal and Recreational.
  31. downtown FLWR 141 NEWARK AVENUE JERSEY CITY Medicinal and Recreational.
  32. RIPT 220 BROADWAY JERSEY CITY Medicinal and Recreational.
  33. Daylite Cannabis 1136 ROUTE 73 MOUNT LAUREL / Recreational cannabis only.
  34. Design 710 112 PARK PLACE ATLANTIC CITY Medicinal and Recreational.
  35. Eastern Green 78 ROUTE 73 VOORHEES / Medicinal and Recreational.
  36. Brute’s Roots 6206 BLACK HORSE PIKE EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP Medicinal and Recreational.
  37. Garden State Botanicals 1345 US-1 NORTH BRUNSWICK Medicinal and Recreational.
  38. Garfield Gardens Dispensary (formerly Yuma Way) 517 RIVER DRIVE GARFIELD Medicinal and Recreational MSO
  39. URB’N Dispensary 378 SOUTH ST NEWARK Medicinal and Recreational.
  40. Holistic Solutions LLC 451 WHITE HORSE PIKE ATCO Medicinal and Recreational.
  41. HoneyGrove 1337 BLACKWOOD-CLEMENTON ROAD GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP Medicinal and Recreational.
  42. Sweet Spot 903 WHITE HORSE ROAD, SUITE 2 VOORHEES Medicinal and Recreational MSO.
  43. Earth & Ivy 355 GEORGE STREET NEW BRUNSWICK Recreational cannabis only.
  44. Nova Farms 642 MANTUA AVENUE WOODBURY Recreational cannabis only MSO.
  45. Social Leaf, The 334 ATLANTIC CITY BOULEVARD SOUTH TOMS RIVER Recreational cannabis only.
  46. Union Chill 204 N UNION ST, #108 LAMBERTVILLE Recreational cannabis only.
  47. Cookies Harrison 331 ANGELO CIFELLI DRIVE HARRISON Recreational cannabis only MSO.
  48. Leaf Haus 900 EASTON AVENUE, SUITE 18 SOMERSET Recreational cannabis only.
  49. New Era Dispensary 80-88 MAIN STREET SOUTH BOUND BROOK / Recreational cannabis only.
  50. Puffin Store 382 GEORGE STREET NEW BRUNSWICK Recreational cannabis only.
  51. Queen City Remedies 1353 SOUTH AVE PLAINFIELD Recreational cannabis only.
  52. Molly Ann Farms 256 BELMONT AVENUE HALEDON / Recreational cannabis only.
  53. A21 Wellness 2507 US HIGHWAY 22 SCOTCH PLAINS Recreational cannabis only.
  54. Elevated by TheCannaBossLady 9 HIGHLAND PLACE MAPLEWOOD Recreational cannabis only.
  55. Garden Greenz 190 NEWARK AVENUE JERSEY CITY Recreational cannabis only.
  56. The Cannabis Place 1544 JOHN F. KENNEDY BOULEVARD JERSEY CITY Recreational cannabis only MSO.
  57. Baked by the River 8 CHURCH STREET LAMBERTVILLE Recreational cannabis only.
  58. Camden Apothecary 1205 HADDON AVENUE CAMDEN Recreational cannabis only.
  59. 1634 Funk 394 COMMUNIPAW AVENUE JERSEY CITY Recreational cannabis only.
  60. Cloud Nine Dispensary 513-27 ROUTE 22 NORTH PLAINFIELD Recreational cannabis only.
  61. Anja 225 WOODBRIDGE AVENUE HIGHLAND PARK Recreational cannabis only.
  62. Mountain View Farmacy 74 OAK RIDGE ROAD WEST MILFORD Recreational cannabis only.
  63. Indigo 302 CRESCENT BOULEVARD BROOKLAWN Recreational cannabis only.
  64. Organic Farms 2895 MOUNT EPHRAIM AVENUE CAMDEN Recreational cannabis only.
  65. Unity Rd. Cannabis Shop 441 ELIZABETH AVE SOMERSET Recreational cannabis only MSO.
  66. Evolve Cannabis 186 US-130 BORDENTOWN Recreational cannabis only.
  67. Kind Kush 279 US-46 ROCKAWAY Recreational cannabis only.
  68. Elevated Herb 1846 ROUTE 23 WEST MILFORD Recreational cannabis only.
  69. High Street Dispensary 811 HIGH STREET HACKETTSTOWN Recreational cannabis only.
  70. Highway 90 90 OLD MARLTON PIKE WEST EVESHAM Recreational cannabis only.
  71. Med Leaf 201 PHILADELPHIA AVENUE EGG HARBOR CITY Recreational cannabis only.
  72. Noire Dispensary 171 MAPLEWOOD AVE MAPLEWOOD Recreational cannabis only.
  73. Phasal 1100 N BLACK HORSE PIKE RUNNEMEDE Recreational cannabis only MSO.
  74. Phula 60-62 HIGH STREET MOUNT HOLLY Recreational cannabis only.
  75. Nightjar 549 BLOOMFIELD AVENUE BLOOMFIELD Recreational cannabis only.
  76. Hackettstown Dispensary 321 MOUNTAIN AVENUE HACKETTSTOWN Recreational cannabis only.
  77. Hello High 7685 BLACK HORSE PIKE HAMMONTON Recreational cannabis only.
  78. Royal M 102A E FRONT ST PLAINFIELD Recreational cannabis only.
  79. Shore House Canna 124 SUNSET BLVD WEST CAPE MAY Recreational cannabis only.
  80. Hashery 409 NJ-17 HACKENSACK Recreational cannabis only.
  81. Soulflora 2713 NJ ROUTE 23, SUITE 5A NEWFOUNDLAND Recreational cannabis only.
  82. Terrapin Investment Fund “The Station” 86 RIVER ST. HOBOKEN Medicinal and Recreational MSO.
  83. Fire and Oak 5 WASHINGTON STREET MOUNT HOLLY Recreational cannabis only.
  84. Joy Leaf 711 EAST 1ST AVENUE ROSELLE Recreational cannabis only.
  85. The Leaf Joint  391 CENTRAL AVE, GROUND FLOOR JERSEY CITY Recreational cannabis only.
  86. Voltaire NJ 47 MILL STREET MOUNT HOLLY Recreational cannabis only.
  87. Dank Poet Dispensary 245 E WASHINGTON AVE WASHINGTON Recreational cannabis only.
  88. Cannabis Clubhouse 70-72 E MAIN STREET SUSSEX Recreational cannabis only.
  89. Blue Oak Dispensary 1025 Broad St, BLOOMFIELD, NJ 07003 Recreational cannabis only.
  90. Plantabis 2077 US-1, Rahway, NJ 07065 Recreational cannabis only
  91. High Profile LAKEHURST Recreational cannabis only 145 NJ-70, Lakehurst, NJ 08733.
  92. Township Green 15 Scott St Riverside NJ Recreational cannabis only.
  93. Golden Door Dispensary 638 Newkirk Jersey City Recreational cannabis only.
  94. Pure Blossom 2554 PENNINGTON ROAD PENNINGTON Recreational cannabis only.
  95. Jersey Roots West Milford Recreational cannabis only.
  96. Natural Apothecary 27 Washington Ave Belleville Recreational cannabis only.
  97. Gynsyng Dispensary 14 S Center St Merchantville Recreational cannabis only.
  98. OHM Theory Elmwood Park Recreational cannabis only.
  99. Lemon 22 in Scotch Plains Recreational cannabis only.

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