Cannabis trade magazine Marijuana Business Daily estimates that the value of New Jersey’s cannabis industry will quickly grow to more than $2 billion now that cannabis is legal for all adults over 21. For those numbers to be realized, New Jersey cannabis businesses will have to do some hiring. They’ll need people to grow the cannabis, process the cannabis, package the cannabis, and sell the cannabis, not to mention to deliver the cannabis.
There are currently 23 existing medical cannabis dispensaries in New Jersey, and those that have been operational for at least one year can apply for licensure to serve both patients and adult-use customers under the cannabis legislation that was signed last year.
These medical dispensaries will likely be the first to sell to the recreational market once they complete a transition guidance document and get approval from the CRC.