NEW JERSEY CANNABIS PROGRAM

NEW JERSEY
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STATE STATUS

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.

For more information about New Jersey cannabis opportunities, see below!

Hemp

Yes

Medical Marijuana

Yes

Adult-Use

Yes

When to Apply

Now

News

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 applications for certain licenses- wholesaler, distributor, and delivery service class licenses- only from social equity applicants.

December 27, 2023 – The CRC will accept applications for wholesaler, distributor, and delivery service class licenses from Diversely Owned Businesses, while still accepting applications for Social Equity Businesses

March 27, 2024 – The CRC will accept applications for wholesaler, distributor, and delivery service class licenses from all other applicants


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