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‘Waiting Since 1969’: Legal Weed Sales Kick Off in New Jersey

  • Garden State is now an oasis for legal pot on the East Coast
  • ‘It’s closer to my house, and you know what you’re getting’
Brothers Larry Feinberg, left, and Rob Feinberg at the Zen Leaf dispensary in Lawrence Township, New Jersey.
Brothers Larry Feinberg, left, and Rob Feinberg at the Zen Leaf dispensary in Lawrence Township, New Jersey.Photographer: Elise Young/Bloomberg

It’s opening day for legalized recreational marijuana in New Jersey. And Larry Feinberg couldn’t be happier. 

The 71-year-old stood in the sun, biding his time on the sidewalk outside Zen Leaf in Lawrence Township. About 10:30 a.m., he’d been standing in line for around an hour and there were still some 60 people ahead of him. But for Feinberg, the wait has been decades.