New Jersey has long lived in the shadow of its neighboring State just South.  New Jersey sits across the Hudson River from Lower Manhattan, home to Wall Street, the finance capital of the world.  Few would guess that the Garden State, is actually the most densely populated State in the Nation.  And even less would have guessed that New Jersey would move faster than New York to allow adult use cannabis and recreational dispensaries.

Jersey is known for it Shore (not the TV show but that too), and Mob ties.  But we don’t talk about that.

Medical cannabis and dispensaries in Trenton have been legal in New Jersey since 2017.  Now, and since April 21, 2021, all adults have access to weed from recreational dispensaries.  Kudos to New Jersey for a great move that will benefit not just its residents, but also New Yorkers and Philadelphians looking for legal weed nearby.  A true bada-bing for State tax coffers!

There there is no proof Tony Soprano has anything to do with the dispensaries in Clifton. On paper.

Besides State licensed dispensaries, New Jersey residents can also buy Delta-8 from local smoke-shops and CBD dispensaries.  Or they can buy CBD, D8 and other legal hemp-derived cannabinoids from online dispensaries.

More good news- weed delivery in Newark, Jersey City, and throughout the State is also legal. There are at least as many options for legal weed in New Jersey, as there are anywhere in the world.  Bud did the hard work of looking into all these Dispensary, Delivery, and Online options.  Here are out thoughts on the best dispensaries in New Jersey.

How can I find a medical or recreational dispensary near me?

Since 2020 recreational weed is available in New Jersey for dispensary purchase. Before that, medical marijuana has been available since 2010. We know of at least 22 dispensaries in the Garden State. We scoured the state to find the best dispensaries in New Jersey and here’s what we found:

Best dispensary in Atlantic City: The Botanist – Atlantic City

Asking around for places to buy weed in New Jersey we have been hearing about The Botanist – Atlantic City, a notable dispensary in Atlantic City aka “America’s Playground”. Last we checked is located at 1301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 08401.

Paterson: RISE Dispensaries Paterson

We learned about RISE Dispensaries Paterson, a dispensary in Paterson aka “Silk City”. RISE Dispensaries Paterson was last seen at 1301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 08401.

Elizabeth: Zen Leaf Elizabeth

We discovered Zen Leaf Elizabeth, a dispensary in Elizabeth aka “Eastwick”. Zen Leaf Elizabeth has their shop at 1301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 08401.

Woodbridge: Garden State Dispensary

We found Garden State Dispensary, a dispensary in Woodbridge. Garden State Dispensary is set up at 1301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 08401.

Montclair: Ascend – Montclair

We noticed Ascend – Montclair, a dispensary in Montclair. Ascend – Montclair does business at 1301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 08401 which used to be a place called Greenleaf Compassion Center.

Maplewood: The Apothecarium Maplewood

We observed The Apothecarium Maplewood, a dispensary in Maplewood aka “MapSo (in reference to the town’s close/symbiotic relationship with neighboring town South Orange)”. The Apothecarium Maplewood was last seen at 1301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 08401.

Secaucus: Harmony Dispensary

We came upon Harmony Dispensary, a dispensary in Secaucus. Harmony Dispensary was last seen at 1301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 08401.

Williamstown: The Botanist – Williamstown

We came across The Botanist – Williamstown, a dispensary in Williamstown. The Botanist – Williamstown was last seen at 1301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 08401.

Bellmawr: Curaleaf – Bellmawr

We stumbled upon Curaleaf – Bellmawr, a dispensary in Bellmawr. Curaleaf – Bellmawr was last seen at 1301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 08401.

Cranbury Township: Breakwater Treatment & Wellness

We stumbled upon Breakwater Treatment & Wellness, a dispensary in Cranbury Township. Breakwater Treatment & Wellness was last seen at 1301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 08401.

Other dispensaries in the state include Harmony Dispensary.

What kind of weed is available in Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth, and Edison?

When you’re looking for flower, and we don’t mean Violet – you can search for flower, vapes, edibles and more all over the Garden State.

You can find dispensary listings close to these locations in New Jersey: Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth, and Edison.

Is there dispensary delivery in New Jersey?

There is no legal weed delivery in New Jersey yet. No recreational delivery, no medical marijuana delivery. Fortunately hempshop offers gummies, edibles, flower, and more shipped by mail.

How can I buy weed online 24 hours a day?

Since marijuana delivery is illegal there won’t be too many local weed delivery in New Jersey. If you’re not finding what you want, check out the flower, vapes, edibles, prerolls and more available by mail via hempshop. hempshop is an online dispensary available in New Jersey, accepting credit cards for lab-tested legal THC, CBD, Delta-8, HHC, THC0 and you can get by mail.

We can ship the increasingly popular delta-8 THC directly to residents in New Jersey. Some people prefer the milder high that Delta-8 offers over conventional Delta-9 THC.

Are there Delta-8 Dispensaries in New Jersey?

People are looking for delta-8 near me. We are still collecting data on local delta-8 options near me in New Jersey. For now we are recommending hempshop, the online dispensary, as a reliable source of delta-8 and more.

Are HHC, THC-O and delta-9 THC legal in New Jersey?

Our research suggests that these new cannabinoids are indeed available in Garden State. Most of these products rival what you can purchase in a dispensary. These cannabinoids and more can be found for sale on hempshop, and online dispensary providing legal, lab-tested weed you can order online for shipping. hempshop offers a guide to cannabinoids including a useful scale of psychoactivity – so you can avoid getting so high as High Point, unless you want to.

Things to do in New Jersey once you get some weed

Once you buy weed from an online dispensary or in person, you might find all sorts of things to do in the 7,354 square miles or 19,047 square kilometers in the state. Here’s a few off the top of our heads:

  • Visit High Point, the highest point in New Jersey
  • Visit , Sister Mary Grace Burns Arboretum, UUCCH Arboretum, Rutgers Gardens, Pohatcong Native Arboretum, Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, Herrontown Woods Arboretum, Lewis W. Barton Arboretum, Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Florence and Robert Zuck Arboretum, Holmdel Arboretum, Wagner Farm Arboretum, Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, Skylands, Duke Gardens, Hunterdon County Arboretum, Sayen Park Botanical Garden, Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Arboretum, Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center, Leonard J. Buck Garden, Colonial Park Arboretum and Gardens, Leaming’s Run Gardens, Willowwood Arboretum
  • Get together with some neighbors to sing “I’m From New Jersey” currently the state song
  • See if you can find the state bird, a Eastern Goldfinch
  • Welcome visitors at airports like Trenton Mercer Airport,,Atlantic City International Airport,Newark Liberty International Airport
  • Research the state of legalization in New Jersey with the Marijuana Policy Project

People have been searching for safe & legal weed for thousands of years, we’re glad to help people in New Jersey find theirs.