Apothecarium in Maplewood opens ‘Cookies Corners’ — modern cannabis retail experience

TerrAscend, a leading North American cannabis operator, in conjunction with Cookies, a globally recognized cannabis and lifestyle brand, on Friday announced the opening of New Jersey’s first-ever “Cookies Corners” at the Apothecarium location in Maplewood.

Cookies Corners is a modern retail experience enabling customers to fully immerse themselves with the unique Cookies brand. Features available at the Cookies Corners include bud bars, branded wall displays, branded merchandise and soon-to-launch vapes and prerolls.

The Apothecarium.

Additional Cookies Corners are scheduled to launch in Lodi and Phillipsburg in the near future. All three retail spaces will offer exclusive Cookies products and accessories through an immersive, branded shopping experience.

TerrAscend first announced its licensing agreement with Cookies in August 2021, allowing the company to cultivate and manufacture Cookies products in New Jersey. In March 2022, TerrAscend completed the acquisition of Gage, a leading vertically-integrated operator in Michigan, which extended its exclusive licensing agreement with Cookies until 2026.

Cookies is a global brand known for its game-changing genetics and a diverse selection of over 70 cannabis cultivars and 2,000 products.

“New Jersey rec is off to a strong start, and we are thrilled to add the exclusive Cookies Corners shopping experience to our dispensaries,” Jason Wild, executive chairman of TerrAscend, stated. “The addition of Cookies Corners demonstrates our commitment to offering New Jersey consumers an elevated cannabis retail experience.”

“We are incredibly excited to be opening up our Cookies Corners in the Maplewood Apothecarium. New Jersey has really shown up for Cookies products since they have been in market, and I can’t wait to show customers our in-store Cookies experience,” Berner, co-founder and CEO of Cookies, stated.