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Rapper Ice-T and Charis B Secure License for New Jersey Cannabis Dispensary

Hannah (Izer) Vysoky

By Hannah (Izer) Vysoky

August 8, 2022

Ice T and Charis B Celebrate Approval of The Medicine Woman NJ

Courtesy of The Medicine Woman

Jersey City has recently approved legendary actor, rapper and

native Ice-T’s partnership with his long-time friend and business and cannabis expert, . Charis B is the founder of — a leading cannabis brand and dispensary known for its community-driven dispensary located in Jersey City.

You may know Ice-T as a rapper for his legendary involvement in the underground rap scene starting in the 1980s. You may also know him as a constant figure in Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU) as Odafin Tutuola.

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A New Jersey Dispensary Devoted to Locals

The Medicine Woman New Jersey is one of the few approved by the notoriously rigorous Jersey City Cannabis Control Board, which establishes and enforces the rules and regulations governing the licensing, cultivation, testing and selling of legal cannabis.

Carrying a fashion-forward aesthetic and excellence in branding, The Medicine Woman New Jersey will include 5,000 square feet of premium retail space. It will feature the best of New Jersey cannabis brands, limited edition merch, education and inspiration.

Ice-T and Charis have committed to sourcing their staff from the local community and have patterned with several local charitable organizations. Some of these partnerships include the

, , , and even more to be announced.

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About The Medicine Woman

Founded in 2015 by Charis Burrett and her husband, Luke Burrett, The Medicine Woman started as a California nonprofit delivery service offering more than 300 products to their extensive patient network.

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They have now expanded to offer more than 1,000 products and have launched their own multi-collection private label product line. The Medicine Woman continues to serve local communities by providing access to safe, affordable and quality plant medicinal remedies.

“The Medicine Woman started as a California non-profit delivery service; giving back to our community has and will always be a priority to us. We are passionately devoted to providing access to safe, affordable, and quality plant medicinal remedies,” said Charis B. “Partnering with Ice-T to bring The Medicine Woman to New Jersey is a meaningful extension of our mission, to provide Nothing But The Best™.”

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Ice-T Speaks On Paving Way for Minorties in New Jersey

“I’ve dedicated my life and career to giving back and paving the way for minorities. As a New Jersey native, I’m excited about the opportunity legalization offers our community. I look forward to ushering in a new era for Cannabis in the state,” said legendary rapper and actor Ice T. “I’ve partnered with my friend of over 25 years, Charis B, who is an authority in cannabis and founder of The Medicine Woman to ensure a premium experience for our customers and community.”

Courtesy of Medicine Woman

Minorities and people of color have been disproportionately affected by unjust marijuana prosecutions in New Jersey and beyond. For example, in New Jersey, Black people are three times more likely to be charged with cannabis possession than their white counterparts. 

The Medicine Woman New Jersey is committed to sourcing its staff from the local community and has partnered with several local charities and organizations.

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Dispensary Expected to Open Later This Year

The Medicine Woman Jersey City is slated to open fall of 2022 and is currently accepting applications for employment for various positions. To apply, you can send your resume to

— they are committed to sourcing a local workforce with a focus on providing opportunities for former cannabis offenders. 

Suppose you are a local in Jersey City and interested in being involved in the cannabis industry. In that case, this is an excellent opportunity for the locals, former cannabis offenders, and the community to have an upcoming dispensary dedicated to providing the best locally curated products and goods.

Hannah (Izer) Vysoky

About The Author

Hannah (Izer) Vysoky

HIGH THERE MISSION

WE’RE A CREATIVE COMMUNITY — EXPLORING THE SCIENCE, CRAFT, AND CULTURE OF CANNABIS.
WE BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE A COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS ERADICATING THE STIGMA, MISINFORMATION, AND INEQUITIES SURROUNDING THIS PLANT, SO WE CAN UNLOCK ITS TRUE POTENTIAL FOR ALL.

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