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Ascend Closing Montclair Location 6/16, Relocating to Morris County

by The Montclair Girl Team
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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 and a comfortable shopping experience. Located at 395 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair, Ascend is currently the only dispensary in town, but Montclair locals will soon have to travel to Morris County to shop at Ascend. The dispensary is closing its Montclair shop on June 16th and relocating to Wharton shortly thereafter. Keep reading to learn more about Ascend and the Montclair location’s move to Northwest New Jersey.

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The Move to Morris County

Back in December of 2023, NJBIZ reported Ascend’s plans to close its Montclair location and move 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, according to reports from December, will be located at 325 Route 15 North, a former Capital One Bank location.

The Ivy at Chatham

In May of 2023, 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. At the moment, Ascend is currently the only cannabis retailer in Montclair. 

Per NorthJersey.com, Ascend sent out an email blast to customers confirming that the Montclair shop is closing on Sunday, June 16th, so locals have just one more week to shop the local cannabis spot. An opening date has not yet been announced for the new Wharton location, but Ascend has two other New Jersey storefronts: Fort Lee and Rochelle Park. 

The Montclair Girl has reached out to the Ascend team and will update this piece with more information. 

Read More: New Cannabis Dispensary ‘Nightjar’ Coming to Bloomfield

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.

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^ A lil grape bong from our visit last July

“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 2023.

Ascend highlights and capitalizes on the 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.

The store sells flavored cartridges like Doublemint, Lime Sorbet, and Mango Tango. Additionally, there are various types of flowers, including Indica and Hybrid strains. You can also purchase accessories like bongs, bowls, joint holders, and different-shaped pipes (grape pictured above!).

See More: Hoboken Dispensary ‘Terrapin Care Station’ Open on River Street

While Ascend’s departure will certainly leave a void in the Montclair area, locals can support the business at its other New Jersey locations. As always, be sure to stay in the know by following @themontclairgirl on Instagram and TikTok.

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