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Verano Zen Leaf opened the 16th dispensary location in New Jersey today with its satellite location in Neptune.

“New Jersey’s expansion into adult-use is a significant milestone within a core market of ours and presents exciting growth potential for Verano,” said Verano Co-Founder and CEO George Archos. “We have prepared for this eventuality and established vertical integration, which enables us to scale operations in the state efficiently and profitably. At the same time, we’re pleased to continue expanding the Zen Leaf dispensary brand and an elevated cannabis shopping experience in New Jersey and specifically for the Monmouth County patient community.”

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The storefront is located at 2100 NJ-66 in Neptune Township, about two miles from the shore and popular landmarks such as the Asbury Park Boardwalk in Monmouth County. It is located in a busy retail corridor, a couple of miles from the boardwalk and beach. Business hours are 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, Monday through Saturday, and 10:00 am – 5:00 pm on Sunday. Online orders can be placed for same-day, in-store pickup.

Verano has one additional Zen Leaf dispensary location in development, which it plans to open in the Second Quarter of 2021 in Lawrenceville, NJ, in Mercer County. They are also actively expanding their 120,000 sq. ft. cultivation facility in Readington, NJ.

Verano Holdings Corp. is a leading, vertically integrated, Multi-State cannabis Operator (MSO. They have said they are devoted to the ongoing improvement of communal wellness by providing responsible access to regulated cannabis products. With a mission to “address vital health and wellness needs,” Verano produces a comprehensive suite of premium, innovative cannabis products sold under its portfolio of consumer brands: Verano, Avexia, Encore, and MÜV™. The company’s portfolio encompasses 14 States, with active operations in 11, including nine production facilities comprising approximately 770,000 square feet of cultivation.


Verano designs, builds, and operates dispensaries under retail brands Zen Leaf and MÜV, delivering a cannabis shopping experience in both medical and adult-use markets.

The Dispensary Locations in New Jersey are as follows:

  1. (Verano) Zen Leaf in Neptune
  2. (Verano) Zen Leaf in Elizabeth
  3. The Botanist in Williamstown
  4. The Botanist in Egg Harbor
  5. The Botanist in Atlantic City
  6. (GTI) Rise in Paramus
  7. (GTI) Rise in Paterson
  8. Columbia Care in Vineland
  9. Ascend (formerly Greenleaf Compassion Center) in Montclair
  10. Breakwater Alternative Treatment Center in Cranbury
  11. Curaleaf in Bellmawr
  12. Harmony in Secaucus
  13. Garden State Dispensary (GSD) in Woodbridge
  14. GSD in Union Township
  15. GSD in Eatontown
  16. Apothecarium (TerrAscend) in Phillipsburg
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