The NJ-CRC is the governing body established by the CREAMM Act responsible for regulating the Medicinal Cannabis Program, as well as the new recreational cannabis program in New Jersey for adults 21 years and older. The agency launched on April 12, 2021, and establish the rules necessary for the operation of cannabis businesses in the state.
Under the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act (CREAMM Act), the NJ-CRC was required to establish rules and regulations governing the recreational cannabis industry by August 21, 2021. To achieve this goal, the Commission worked with government officials, stakeholders, members of the public, and experts across the country to develop rules that specify the requirements to operate a cannabis business, promote the production of safer products, and incorporate ideas from the public. The CRC adopted initial rules on August 19, 2021. The rules were amended and readopted on March 7, 2023. Visit our Laws and Statutes and Resolutions pages for more information on New Jersey cannabis regulation.
The NJ-CRC has adopted testing standards for laboratories testing medicinal cannabis and adult-use cannabis.