Medical and adult-use marijuana is now legal in New Jersey – registered patients may possess, use, and purchase medical marijuana from state licensed businesses. On November 3, 2020, New Jersey voters voted to legalize adult-use/recreational marijuana.
State licensed businesses are allowed to cultivate, manufacture and dispense marijuana – learn more about how to get a New Jersey marijuana business license or schedule a complimentary consultation with our licensing team below.
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NEW JERSEY MARIJUANA TIMELINE
2010 – New Jersey legalized medical cannabis.
2012 – First New Jersey ATC (Alternative Treatment Center) opened and medical cannabis sales began.
2018 – New Jersey awarded additional ATC licenses (Phase 2).
2019 – New Jersey awarded additional stand-alone business licenses (Phase 3).
Dec 2019 – State passed a resolution to put Question 1 on the Nov 2020 ballot.
Nov 3, 2020 – The state passed Question 1, to legalize recreational marijuana.
Jan 2021 – The New Jersey Assembly and Senate passed a bill that provided the regulatory framework for the Adult-Use Program. Gov. Phil Murphy is working on a few minor changes and a revised bill is expected to be signed soon.
Feb 2021 – New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday, February 24, 2021 signed three bills into law: A21, A1897, S3454.
August 2021 – The Cannabis Regulatory Commission developed rules and regulations.
Dec 15, 2021 – The CRC will begin to accept applications for Cultivation, Manufacturing and Testing Facilities.
March 15, 2022 – The CRC will begin to accept applications for Retailers.
September 27, 2023 – The Cannabis Regulatory Commission will accept requests for certain licenses- wholesaler, distributor, and delivery service class licenses- only from social equity applicants.
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