New Jersey Marijuana Legalization Passage

New Jersey Marijuana Legalization Passage

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OCTOBER 15TH, 2020

WILL NEW JERSEY’S CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA PASS?

Registered patients in New Jersey may possess, use, and purchase medical marijuana from state-licensed businesses. However, on the November 3rd, 2020 ballot, New Jersey voters will have the chance to vote on Question 1 to legalize adult-use/recreational marijuana.

According to a Monmouth University Poll, approximately 61% of registered voters support Question 1 to legalize marijuana, while 34% of voters oppose the November ballot. Support comes from 74% of Democrats, 64% of independents, and 40% of Republicans.

A more recent poll conducted by DKC Analytics, released in late July of 2020, found that  68% of New Jersey registered voters strongly support the legalization of marijuana via Question 1 amendment. This is a 7% increase from the findings of the Monmouth University Poll done in early April 2020. DKC Analytics’ findings also reported that 26.6% of registered voters opposed to the legalization of marijuana in New Jersey. About two-thirds of New Jersey Voters are likely to vote yes on the constitutional amendment, Question 1 that will be on the November 3, 2020, ballot.

LEARN MORE ABOUT QUESTION 1

The New Jersey Assembly and Senate committees passed a resolution in Dec 2019, approving the question of recreational marijuana legalization to be put before voters on the November 2020 ballot. New Jersey Public Question 1, the Marijuana Legalization Amendment, is on the ballot in New Jersey as a legislatively referred constitutional amendment on November 3, 2020. This means state voters will be able to vote on the amendment, to legalize recreational marijuana. If passed, the Cannabis Regulatory Committee (CRC) and the state Legislature will still need to develop rules and regulations to regulate number of marijuana business licenses, homegrown, possession limits, and other basic regulations.

New Jersey Recreational Marijuana Business License:

There will be a to-be-determined number of recreational marijuana business licenses available in New Jersey. While there is mention of marijuana businesses in the proposed amendment, there aren’t any specifics, it calls for the state’s Cannabis Regulatory Committee (CRC), to establish and oversee the recreational program’s rules and regulations. Limitations (if any) and details for marijuana business licenses will likely unfold in the rule-making process.

To get a marijuana business license in New Jersey, you will be required to submit an application. As part of the application, some of the plans you will need to include the following:

  • Security Plan
  • Environmental Impact Plan
  • Quality Control and Quality Assurance Plan
  • Business History Plan
  • Financial Plan
  • Community Benefits Plan
  • Research Plan
  • Cultivation, Manufacturing and/or Dispensing Plan
  • Labor Compliance Plan
  • Staffing and Training Plan

If you are interested in applying for a marijuana business license in New Jersey, email us to discuss how we may be able to assist you.

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