TRENTON – Last Thursday, the first day of adult-use sales in New Jersey, the state’s 12 participating dispensaries sold cannabis and cannabis products to 12,438 recreational cannabis customers for a total gross sale of nearly $1.9 million.
Sales of medicinal cannabis products have also been strong over the last 30 days with approximately 64,000 ounces of products dispensed to patients and their caregivers. On April 20 – the day before adult-use sales began – ATCs dispensed 5,400 ounces of medicinal cannabis and cannabis products across New Jersey. In the five days following the beginning of adult-use sales an additional 7,500 ounces were dispensed to patients.
“We expected sales to be substantial and the data shows that the market is effectively serving both adult-use consumers and patients,” said Jeff Brown, executive director of the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission. “We continue to monitor inventory and access for patients and are prepared to take enforcement action against any ATC that does not meet the requirements for patient access and supply.”
While lines have been steady at all the dispensaries, there has not been any substantiated reports of supply problems for medicinal cannabis patients. The NJ-CRC continues to monitor and respond to complaints to ensure patients have adequate supply and access.
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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