If New Jersey voters approve the November ballot question on legalizing recreational marijuana, how quickly could the state see those first sales for "adult use"?
By mid-2021, depending on how quickly state lawmakers follow-up, according to New Jersey CannaBusiness Association President Scott Rudder.
"In order to hit the ground running, you want to do what you can with what you have available," Rudder said.
When you look at how other states implemented their recreational pot initiatives, "most did a kickstart of sorts through existing medical marijuana dispensary operators,” he said.
That would mean giving the state's dozen or so dispensary operators the option to pivot and widen their market to adult recreational use in addition to medical marijuana.