Don’t know why but this just made us chuckle….
Ice-T, Playboy Playmate partner get review board’s OK for Jersey City cannabis dispensary
Jersey City’s budding cannabis industry just got a jolt of star power.
Medicine Woman, a proposed cannabis dispensary co-owned by actor and rapper Ice-T and Playboy Playmate and cannabis expert Charis Burrett was approved by the city’s Cannabis Control Board meeting Monday night.
Three other applicants, Medusa NJ, Oceanfront Holdings and The Other Side Dispensary were also approved by the board.
Ice-T, whose real name is Tracy Lauren Marrow, has a home in Edgewater, but told the board he decided to place his dispensary in Jersey City because it would be better for business.
“There’s only one street there in Edgewater, that’s why I kind of voided them out. I said ‘Let’s go to Jersey City, my neighbor.’ I’m here every night and going out, I love Jersey City.”
The cannabis dispensary applicants must also be approved by the city planning board and then be approved by the state before they can open shop.
Best known for his role in the “Law and Order” TV franchise, Ice-T has a strong connection with New Jersey. He was born in Newark and grew up in Summit. After working in California for some time, he returned to the East Coast, where the hit television series is filmed.
“I’ve dedicated my life and career to giving back and paving the way for minorities,” he said in a press release. “As a New Jersey native, I’m excited for the opportunity legalization offers our community and I look forward to ushering in a new era for cannabis in the state.
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It also gives us the opportunity to follow up this rather sad story from a couple of weeks ago
Worker Shot to Death on Law & Order Set in NYC May Have Been Dealing Weed From Car: Sources
“We were terribly saddened and shocked to hear that one of our crew members was the victim of a crime early this morning and has died as a result,” an NBC and Universal Television spokesperson said
A 31-year-old man shot to death on the Brooklyn set of “Law and Order: Organized Crime” may have been dealing marijuana out of his car, according to three senior law enforcement sources, as police continue to investigate the motive for the deadly shooting.
Johnny Pizarro was sitting in a car on North Henry Street in Greenpoint around 5:15 a.m. when cops say someone abruptly opened the door of his red sedan and fired a gun several times, striking him in them head and neck, police said. He was pronounced dead at NYC Health + Hospitals / Woodhull within the hour.
Investigators are looking into whether Pizarro was targeted or if it possibly was a drug-related robbery attempt, the senior law enforcement sources said. There was said to be a stash of marijuana in a cooler found inside the car, and Pizarro may have shared information about his location online, according to the sources.
One official said the cooler in the car was “Law & Order”-themed.
The NYPD previously confirmed Pizarro, a father of six, was hired as an outside agent to clear and save parking spaces for trucks associated with the show. He was shot 45 minutes before the show was scheduled to film on the block. No arrests have been made.