Montclair Momentum

Ascend gets Montclair’s support to expand to recreational marijuana

The Montclair Township Council has given a “resolution of support” to medical marijuana dispensary Ascend to expand into recreational sales, a measure needed to get a state license.

On Tuesday, May 3, the council voted on the resolution, but will still require the business to file an application for a local approval after it receives its licensing from the state. 

The council also introduced an ordinance that would amend its existing marijuana license law to allow three dispensaries, instead of the two specified when the council first passed the law last August

Councilman David Cummings was the sole member of the governing body to vote against both ordinance and resolution. He’d also voted against the original ordinance, along with Deputy Mayor Bill Hurlock, saying it was rushed and he wanted more direction from the state at the time.