Roselle’s first recreational dispensary — Joyleaf — to host ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday

Joyleaf, a first-of-its-kind dispensary in Roselle, will host a full day of events Thursday to celebrate its official opening of its store located at 711 E. First Ave.

Beginning at 9:30 a.m., Joyleaf will welcome local public and elected officials, as well as members of the New Jersey cannabis community, for a ribbon-cutting and networking event, including remarks from Joyleaf’s co-founder, a cannabis industry veteran and the founder and former CEO of online grocery delivery service FreshDirect, Jason Ackerman.

Later in the day, beginning at 3 p.m., Joyleaf will welcome cannabis consumers and the Roselle community for an informative and immersive celebration of the cannabis plant that will include live entertainment, giveaways, discounts and deals and the ability to experience the cannabis plant with all five senses. Light refreshments will be served throughout the day.

“While we started welcoming customers in December, as with any new business, we spent the first couple of months focused on refining our customer service and customizing it to fit the needs of our home in Roselle. We are now ready to ‘officially’ open and will mark the occasion with a ribbon-cutting and free celebration for our current loyal customers, as well as the greater Roselle community,” Dharshini Casinathen, co-founder and president of Joyleaf, said.

Joyleaf was created by a team of cannabis experts who understand the challenges of traditional dispensaries, specifically in the Northeast. Joyleaf was designed to offer a comfortable, personalized experience, enabling customers and joytenders to browse the sales floor together to help discover the right product for the right moments. Joyleaf’s recommendations and shopping journey is tailored to the needs and lifestyle of every customer.