Wu-Tang Clan member, partners get green light for Hashstoria Cannabis Dispensary in downtown Newark

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Charlamagne tha God, along with partners Raekwon of the Wu-Tang Clan and prominent civil rights attorney and political pundit Bakari Sellers, on Tuesday announced Hashstoria has been awarded a Class V cannabis retail license from the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission. The partners will collaborate with renowned architect Rachael Grochowski of RHG Architecture + Design on the restoration of a historic building located at 799-805 Broad St. in downtown Newark’s Four Corners.

The project’s initial phase will see the location operating as a dispensary in early 2024, with plans to evolve it into a consumption lounge later in the year.

This development marks a significant step forward for Hashstoria and the Newark community, breathing new life into a structure that has stood vacant for years.
This endeavor is an intentional effort to create a cannabis retail environment that not only respects Newark’s history and culture, but also provides an exceptional space for consumers to safely explore their relationship with cannabis.

“We are excited to be working with the great city of Newark to safely and legally expand the cannabis industry in the city. The Hashstoria team is grateful to the Mayor’s Office and to the city council for their collaboration, and we will continue to work closely with them as we take the next steps in this amazing endeavor,” Sellers said.

“I’m thrilled to apply my expertise in crafting a space that not only mirrors our collective vision, but also optimizes the potential of every element. Design will play a pivotal role in shaping the comprehensive experience of our customers, from the very moment one enters. Our partnership with Hashstoria signifies an unwavering dedication to creating an environment that transcends conventional expectations, ushering the entire cannabis journey into a new realm of excellence,” Grochowski said.