Retail outlets that already are selling cannabis for medical use likely will be the first to sell cannabis for recreational use, Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday.
Murphy, speaking on Yahoo Finance, said he thinks such dispensaries — assuming they have supply — will be selling for recreational use months before standalone recreational retail establishments are up and running.
“They will come online at some point after that,” he said.
The comments come as the state’s Cannabis Regulatory Commission is preparing the rules and regulations for sales in the state. It has until Aug. 22 to do so. And it is charged with the task of ensuring the rules will be created with equity in mind.