Phillipsburg’s medical marijuana dispensary secures prominent location, but growing will be done outside town


When the first medical marijuana prescriptions are sold in Warren County, it will be out of an old bank on Main Street Phillipsburg.

For its commercial front, the NETA NJ has closed a sale on the former Phillipsburg Trust Co. building at 55 S. Main St. The closing was confirmed Wednesday by both the town council president and a director for the Ewing-based company.

NETA NJ’s proposal for a Phillipsburg dispensary was one of six given the green light last month by the state health department.

Currently, Warren County residents who require medical marijuana must drive an hour or so to the next closest New Jersey dispensary in Woodbridge. This proposed facility will "provide patients in Phillipsburg with medicinal relief outside of the debilitating and dangerous opioids that are prescribed daily," said Bobby Fulper, who was appointed council president for a second year during the council's reorganization last week.

The bank property is assessed at just under $200,000, according to county tax records. Trish Zita, a NETA NJ director, declined to disclose the sale price or an estimated opening date for the dispensary.

“We’re still really excited about Phillipsburg,” she said. “We’re dedicated to the community and want to be there.”

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