New Jersey regulators fined five marijuana multistate operators a total of $360,000 for allegedly making nearly 3,200 adult-use sales in April during hours that were to be set aside for medical cannabis patients.
Bloomberg News reported the fines, based on state cannabis commission documents obtained through an Open Public Records Act request.
The enforcement action shows that New Jersey regulators were serious when they said they intended to fine marijuana companies in the state $10,000 a day if they didn’t prioritize MMJ patients.
Still, the Bloomberg report also showed that the state kept quiet about the enforcement action.
The fines also are a cautionary tale for marijuana companies that don’t adhere to state regulations.