Mandatory Pre-Application Conference

A pre-application conference for applicants was held on August 9, 2018. The meeting was streamed live on the Department website. A recording is available, as is the slide deck that was presented to attendees.

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Update on Expansion of Medicinal Marijuana Program

The Murphy Administration has made tremendous strides to expand access to medical marijuana and make it more receptive to patients, caregivers, dispensary owners and physicians. The number of patients participating in the program has nearly doubled to 33,200 and the number of participating doctors is now nearly 800. As part of the reforms, fees have been reduced, mobile access has been added, ATCs can now open satellite locations and physicians are no longer required to have their names published on the Department’s website.

In August 2018, the Department received 146 applications from 103 organizations in response to its request to add up to six additional ATCs — two each in the northern, central and southern parts of the state. The Department of Health had notified applicants that it expected to announce the successful applicants on Nov. 1, but additional time is needed to complete a full review of these applications. Each of the reviewers must read more than 40,000 pages of material (each application averages 300 pages). The reviewers are working as quickly as possible, and the Department will announce the successful applicants as soon as the review is complete.

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Questions and Answers

The Department of Health received 530 questions about the Medicinal Marijuana Program, Alternative Treatment Centers, and the RFA process. Some of the questions are addressed in the PDF files available for download below.
The purpose of the question/answer process is to afford applicants a full and fair opportunity to obtain clarification about the RFA process. Accordingly, and as discussed during the Pre-Application Conference held on 8/9/18, the Department will not be issuing responses to questions that are unclear, hypothetical, or about matters other than the RFA process.  
Duplicate or overlapping questions have been consolidated for efficiency purposes. 
Applicants are encouraged to review the Compassionate Use of Medical Marijuana Act, N.J.S.A. 24:6I-1 et seq., and the Department of Health’s Medicinal Marijuana Rules, N.J.A.C. 8:64-1.1 et seq., for additional information regarding New Jersey’s Medicinal Marijuana Program. The Act and the Rules are on the Department of Health’s Medicinal Marijuana website.

Download Questions and Answers Document (part 1 of 3, published 8/15/2018)

Download Questions and Answers Document (part 2 of 3, published 8/17/2018)

Download Questions and Answers Document (part 3 of 3, published 8/20/2018)

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Last Reviewed: 10/15/2018