TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (NJ-CRC) is seeking public comment on rules to expand the types of ingestible cannabis products. The proposed regulations were developed through a comprehensive process involving input from experts, stakeholders, and the public. During the comment period, which begins on October 16, 2023, and extends until December 15, 2023, the NJ-CRC invites the public, industry stakeholders, and interested parties to submit their feedback on the proposed rules.
"We believe that cannabis edibles have the potential to provide an alternative and convenient method for adults to access cannabis, and the proposed regulations aim to establish clear guidelines for their responsible production, labeling, and sale," said NJ-CRC Executive Director Jeff Brown.
The rules are part of a set of policies adopted by the NJ-CRC in September aimed at expanding product offerings in the New Jersey cannabis market. Key components of the proposed edible rules will enhance variety, safety, and quality of edible products. The rules expand to include ingredients the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) generally regards as safe but prohibits the inclusion of harmful substances. In addition, ingestible products will only include shelf-stable, ready to use items that do not require cooking, baking, or storage in sterile environments.
The rules will appear in the New Jersey Register, undergo public comment, and ultimately be proposed for adoption at a future board meeting.
Comments may address various aspects of the proposed regulations to ensure that the final rules reflect the best interests of both consumers and the industry. The public is invited to comment at njcrcgov.info/law.
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.