The Jersey City, New Jersey dispensary co-owned by rapper and actor Ice-T and Playboy Playmate Charis Burrett on Monday received approval from the state Cannabis Control Board, reports. Ice-T, whose real name is Tracy Lauren Morrow, lives in Edgewater but told regulators that Jersey City would be better for business. Ice-T was born in Newark and grew up in Summit. 

“There’s only one street there in Edgewater, that’s why I kind of voided them out. I said ‘Let’s go to Jersey City, my neighbor.’ I’m here every night and going out, I love Jersey City.” — Ice-T via 

Burrett is the founder of Medicine Woman, which opened its first dispensary in California. The company also has a “multi-collection private label product line.” 

The Medicine Woman has plans for social equity partnerships with the Last Prisoner Project, Jersey City Mural and Arts Program, Jersey City Employment and Training Program, Hudson County Community College, and the Madeline Fiadini LoRe Foundation for Cancer Prevention, the report says.  

Burrett told that the company plans on “hiring quite a large percentage” of its employees from Jersey City. 

“We plan on doing job fairs and obviously working with the local nonprofit charities in Jersey City to find employees that are looking to be in the industry and really promoting and looking within,” she said. 

“I’ve dedicated my life and career to giving back and paving the way for minorities,” Ice-T said in a press release. “As a New Jersey native, I’m excited for the opportunity legalization offers our community and I look forward to ushering in a new era for cannabis in the state.”