“Starting on April 21, adults ages 21+ will be able to legally purchase cannabis and cannabis products without a medical card. This is a historic step in our work to create a new cannabis industry,” Murphy said in a tweet Thursday. April 21st marks the day that New Jersey legal weed sales can begin.
The state of New Jersey made this announcement on Thursday. State regulators will then issue licenses for seven medical marijuana dispensaries after the historic date of 4/20. Firstly, on April 21st, recreational marijuana is officially legal in New Jersey. CRC guidelines allow patients to purchase medicinal cannabis/cannabis products from alternative treatment centers for up to three ounces. The patient will be able to purchase 3 ounces every 30 days. In addition, cannabis products will have quantities approved by a healthcare provider. Following April 21st, patients will be able to buy 1 ounce of cannabis in a single transaction.
On April 21, the CRC will release a list of where to buy legal weed. “This is an exciting time for New Jersey,” Jeff Brown, executive director of the Cannabis Regulatory Commission. “We have been intentional and deliberate to do everything in our power to set the market on good footing to start.”
The commission on Monday gave initial approval to seven alternative treatment centers. Curaleaf, Verano, GTI, Acreage, TerrAscend, Columbia Care, and Ascend Wellness. The position to open sales on April 21st was an intentional move. Alternative treatment centers feared that opening on the infamous 4/20, or any day prior would lead to a shortage of products. These alternative treatment centers are doing everything they can to be prepared for Thursday.
Meanwhile, small cultivators and manufacturers have been approved for 102 conditional licenses by the CRC. Though the CRC remains hesitant in approving larger alternative treatment centers. This was because the supply of medical and recreational cannabis could be too low to meet demand.
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