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New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission proposes updated rules for cannabis consumption areas

The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission has submitted updates to their regulations to include rules for cannabis consumption areas.  The rules with amendments and a link for public comment are on the agency’s website. New Jersey residents are being invited to give their feedback on the proposed rules up to Saturday, March 18, 2023.

The new language in the rules establishes qualifications, application process, and operation instructions for cannabis retailers that wish to have spaces on premises designated for customers to consume cannabis.  Some of the regulations added for cannabis consumption areas include:

  • Consumption areas must be connected to a licensed dispensary
  • Consumption areas must allow medicinal patients to consume products bought from another dispensary
  • Sale of food and alcohol will not be allowed by the dispensary, but guests will be able to bring or order food for delivery to the consumption area
  • Staff will be required to refuse service to obviously impaired individuals

 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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