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Cannabis Regulatory Commission

Governor Phil Murphy

Governor Murphy Signs Historic Adult-Use Cannabis Reform Bills Into Law

Governor Murphy Signs Historic Adult-Use Cannabis Reform Bills Into Law

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New Jersey’s Cannabis Regulatory Commission has officially launched!

Under New Jersey’s new medical cannabis laws and personal use cannabis laws, the Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) is charged with regulating medical and personal-use cannabis industries. Upon formal adoption, the CRC will assume the responsibilities of the New Jersey Department of Health in overseeing the medical cannabis industry and will issue new rules for the personal use cannabis industry.

The CRC’s work will center on four core issue areas:

  1. Promoting public awareness of the new laws and making evidence-based, public-health driven recommendations;
  2. Protecting patient access to medical cannabis products to help treat their qualifying conditions;
  3. Establishing safeguards to promote the creation of safe products for patients and consumers; and
  4. Promoting equity in growing the Garden State’s newest regulated industry.

The CRC will strive to advance justice in these areas through collaborative partnerships and targeted initiatives in communities across the state. A key part of the CRC’s work will be to promote diversity and inclusion in the industry by promoting participation in the cannabis industry by individuals from socially and economically disadvantaged communities, people of color, disabled veterans, and women.

Stay tuned for more information about the Commission and major developments in implementing the new cannabis laws.

 

Read the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act
Read the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act

News and Events

Governor Murphy Appoints Charles Barker to the Cannabis Regulatory Commission

03/24/2021

Governor Murphy today announced the appointment of Charles Barker to the Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC), completing the five-member commission after previous rounds of appointments in November and February. Mr. Barker will fill the seat previously announced for William Wallace, who will transition to the senior staff role of Director of Labor Relations for the Commission.

Governor Murphy Announces Additional Appointments to the Cannabis Regulatory Commission

02/25/2021

Governor Murphy today announced three additional appointments to the Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC), completing the five-member commission after previously announcing the appointments of Commission Chair Dianna Houenou and Krista Nash. The Governor will appoint Maria Del Cid and William Wallace to the CRC. The Governor will also appoint Sam Delgado as a member of the Commission, upon the recommendation of Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin.

Governor Murphy Signs Historic Adult-Use Cannabis Reform Bills Into Law

02/22/2021

Governor Phil Murphy today signed historic adult-use cannabis reform bills into law, legalizing and regulating cannabis use and possession for adults 21 years and older (A21 – “The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act”) and decriminalizing marijuana and hashish possession (A1897). The Governor also signed S3454, clarifying marijuana and cannabis use and possession penalties for individuals younger than 21 years old.

Governor Murphy Announces Appointments to Cannabis Regulatory Commission

11/06/2020

Governor Murphy today announced his appointments of Dianna Houenou as Chair of the Cannabis Regulatory Commission, and Jeff Brown will serve as Executive Director of the Commission. The Governor will also appoint Krista Nash as a member of the Commission, upon the recommendation of Senate President Steve Sweeney.


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