According to the release, the commission will issue licenses to seven alternative treatment centers — including 13 retail dispensaries.
Early last year, Gov. Phil Murphy signed the legislation decriminalizing marijuana use for those 21 years and older.
That signature came on the heels of a 2020 ballot measure
that saw New Jersey vote to legalize recreational marijuana. State lawmakers, unable to drum up enough support to pass a bill to fully legalize marijuana, agreed to place the question directly to voters: “Do you approve amending the Constitution to legalize a controlled form of marijuana called ‘cannabis’?”
Public Question No. 1
amended the state constitution to legalize cannabis for personal, non-medical use by adults 21 and older, with the state commission that oversees the medical market also regulating the personal market.
“Starting on April 21, adults ages 21+ will be able to legally purchase cannabis and cannabis products without a medical card. This is a historic step in our work to create a new cannabis industry,” Murphy said in a tweet
In its release, the commission reiterated its focus on equity and diversity across the state’s cannabis industry.
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