Five new medical marijuana-grow businesses are coming to Central New Jersey — but it's currently unknown which towns they will open in.
Last Friday, Oct. 15, the state's Cannabis Regulatory Commission granted licenses to a total of 10 new marijuana cultivation businesses to grow marijuana for medical use only: Three will open in North Jersey, five will open in Central Jersey and two were approved for South Jersey.
The number of legal cannabis growers in the state will more than double after regulators on Friday issued new licenses designed to ease crippling supply issues for medical marijuana patients and push the state closer to legal weed sales for all adults.
The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission on Friday voted 4 to 1 to issue 10 new licenses for medical marijuana cultivators and four new licenses for vertically integrated businesses, which grow, manufacture and sell medical marijuana at dispensaries.
The cultivation licenses were awarded to:
According to NJ.com, the state’s Cannabis Regulatory Commission on Friday announced the permit winners, a mixture of 10 cultivation and four manufacturing licenses.
All 14 licenses went to companies owned by minorities or women:
The Cannabis Regulatory Commission on Friday announced the winners of a competitive and burdensome licensing process that began two years ago. Nearly 200 entrepreneurs applied for licenses to grow and sell medical marijuana, but a lawsuit brought the process to a standstill for more than a year.
A proposal from a Marlton company to open a medical marijuana growing and processing operation here now has official city support.
The City Commission on Tuesday night voted 5-0 in favor of sending a letter of recommendation on behalf of Garden State Releaf LLC to the New Jersey Department of Health.
The endorsement is based on a presentation from Garden State Releaf owners and representatives to the commission on Feb. 19, rather than a formal development plan. The company still would need to snag a state license in order to go ahead with its idea.