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NJ-CRC begins accepting applications for cannabis dispensaries

NJ-CRC begins accepting applications for cannabis dispensaries


TRENTON – The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission began accepting license applications for cannabis dispensaries Tuesday morning at 9. At 4 p.m. 172 applications had been completed and submitted.

“Since the portal opened in December, potential cannabis entrepreneurs have been establishing accounts and beginning the application process, so we did not see the flurry of new accounts being set up today as we did on December 15,” said CRC Executive Director Jeff Brown. “What we saw were applicants who were already familiar with the system and ready to apply.”

Applications are now open for cultivation and manufacturing businesses, testing laboratories, and dispensaries.  Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis and will remain open.

Under the CRC’s rules, Social Equity Businesses, diversely-owned businesses, microbusinesses, and conditional license applicants will be prioritized in their review and scoring.  These include businesses owned by individuals with past cannabis convictions, those from designated Economically Disadvantaged Areas, and minority-owned, woman-owned, and disabled-veteran owned businesses.

The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission establishes and enforces the rules and regulations governing the licensing, cultivation, testing, selling, and purchasing of cannabis in the state.


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