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Cannabis Regulatory Commission

The Office of Minority, Disabled Veterans, and Women Business Development

The Office of Minority, Disabled Veterans, and Women Business Development was established by the CREAMM Act to promote and facilitate a diverse cannabis market in New Jersey. The Office is charged with outreach to underserved populations with information about the Cannabis Regulatory Commission and its programs. Those populations include individuals with conditions that may benefit from the Medicinal Cannabis Program, entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs from socially and economically disadvantaged communities, and communities disproportionately harmed by the War on Drugs who want to apply for cannabis business licenses.

For would-be cannabis business operators, we are here to provide information and to help connect them with available resources - including technical assistance - that will help to lower the barriers to entry into the recreational and medicinal cannabis industry.

The CREAMM Act stipulates that at least 15% of licenses across all license classes should be awarded to minorities, and 15% should be awarded to women and disabled veterans. Our commitment is to consistently surpass those benchmarks as the minimum for what will make New Jersey’s cannabis industry diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

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