Day one of NJ recreational weed sales bring joy to customers and big business for dispensaries
Justin Dugary of Barrington, New Jersey, pays for his purchase at Curaleaf in Bellmawr, New Jersey. - ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ/The Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS

On the first day of legal recreational cannabis sales in New Jersey, some buyers did a happy dance as they left the store while others held their purchases high with a joyful air. “Ladies and gentlemen,” Qwazi Robinson, 25, of Vineland, declared Thursday with a flourish as he exited The Botanist in Egg Harbor Township around 11:30 a.m., with an ounce of assorted cannabis strains that cost a total of $420. Robinson could have bought the same amount on the street for $100, but he wanted to come on the first day of legal weed “just for the nostalgia of it,” he said. “I want to say I bought pot th...