Since the 2021 legalization of marijuana in New Jersey, and the start of adult-use sales in 2022, cannabis has become a popular tool for health, wellness, and recreation (and we’ve covered it all here). Ascend Cannabis Montclair, a vertically integrated cannabis multi-state operator (MSO), provides high-quality cannabis products. Located at 395 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair, Ascend was a go-to locale for anyone looking for a comfortable, familiar, and easy experience — whether you’re new or familiar with the cannabis game. We recently found out that Ascend will be moving its Montclair location to the Morris County town of Wharton, citing “oversaturation” in Montclair as the reason. Keep reading to learn more about Ascend and the Montclair location’s move to Northwest New Jersey.
The Move to Morris County
Per NJBIZ, the Montclair location of Ascend Cannabis will be moving to Wharton, New Jersey following the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission’s December 7th approval of its location change application. Wharton is located in Northwest New Jersey in Morris County. The store will be located at 325 Route 15 North, a former Capital One Bank location.
Back in May, Ascend told the Wharton mayor and council that it wanted to move out of Montclair because the area was “oversaturated” and believed the new location would help hit an underserved market.
Per the article, Ascend looks to move out of Montclair by the summer/early fall of 2024. We reached out to Ascend Cannabis for more details about the move, and will update this story with comment. For now, Ascend Cannabis Montclair remains open.
All About Ascend’s Montclair Location + Its Products
Ascend Cannabis Montclair has a comprehensive range of products. Since Ascend is a fully integrated company beginning with cannabis cultivation, processing, manufacturing, distribution, and retail operations, there is a high level of quality control from start to finish.
“We’re all about keeping things smooth and reliable from start to finish. From growing the products you love to a seamless store experience, we’ve got you covered!” Hailey Horn, Marketing Manager for Ascend, told MG back in July.
Ascend highlights and capitalizes on the endless potential of cannabis as a product and as a “positive force in culture.” The company is a multi-state, multi-use business that caters to various individuals and their needs and preferences.
^ A lil grape bong from our visit in July
Ascend Cannabis Montclair provides the community with high-quality cannabis products like flower, vapes, concentrates, edibles, and topicals, as well as accessories.
The store sells flavored cartridges like Doublemint, Lime Sorbet, and Mango Tango. Additionally, there are various types of flower, including Indica and Hybrid strains. You can also purchase accessories like bongs, bowls, joint holders, and different-shaped pipes (grape pictured above!).
Additionally, the store’s ‘budtenders’ are knowledgeable, experienced, and able to provide a safe environment for you to express and meet your cannabis needs.
With individual categories and detailed descriptions + pictures of flower and vaporizers to edibles, concentrates, tinctures, and more — you won’t have any trouble finding the Ascend product perfect for you. When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with Ascend Cannabis Montclair’s house brands, Ozone and Simply Herb.
Ascend is more than just a job provider for returning citizens. They actively participate in programs and initiatives supporting cannabis expungement, mental health and case management, and food assistance on a consistent basis. By partnering with organizations dedicated to expungements and working with the returning citizen community, Ascend not only hosts expungement clinics but also creates a pathway for interested individuals to join the cannabis industry.
In New Jersey, Ascend collaborates with Blaze Responsibly, focusing on cannabis-related offenses and all expungeable offenses. This partnership allows them to reach out to individuals who may have limited access to existing expungement clinics, garnering positive feedback from participants. If you’re interested in staying up to date on Ascend’s expungement and community events, you can follow @ascend.nj on Instagram for updates.
Customers can shop in-store or order online and pick up their purchases. All cannabis products are locally grown and pricing is affordable.
Ascend has three stores across New Jersey in Rochelle Park, Fort Lee, and — of course — Montclair, which will soon relocate to Wharton. In addition to its New Jersey locations, Ascend also operates in Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.