Brute’s Roots, a woman-owned, family-run recreational cultivator in South Jersey

Supporting New Jersey Growers

Brute’s Roots, Valley Wellness, URB’N and Holistic Solutions each received their licenses through the 2019 New Jersey Department of Health’s Request for Alternative Treatment Center applications and have all overcome obstacles in becoming operational.

Kelly Gatto, president and owner of Brute’s Roots – the first independently owned adult-use grower in the state to launch product was happy to hand-deliver their first batch of product to all the dispensaries from the class of 2019.

“It is a huge milestone for our company and the industry at large, and I want to be there for it.”
- Kelly Gatto

By the end of the year, Brute’s Roots – which is one of two New Jersey cultivators utilizing greenhouse cultivation methods – expects to introduce additional strains, Gatto said.

As founder and chief executive officer of Holistic Solutions, Suzan Nickelson made history this year as the first Black woman to open a dispensary in New Jersey, launching medicinal sales in February and recreational sales in June.

“We come from the beautiful island of Jamaica where sun grown cannabis is revered and look forward to being the first in southern New Jersey to offer this exceptional flower to our customers and patients”
- Suzan Nickelson