New Jersey regulators doubled the number of medical marijuana dispensaries that may function within the state, including six extra for a complete of 12.
The transfer might assist alleviate a product scarcity that arose from a rising affected person pool amid restricted enterprise licenses.
According to NJ.com, the state’s well being division revealed it’ll permit the next corporations to develop, course of and promote medical hashish:
- NETA NJ (Phillipsburg)
- GTI New Jersey (Paterson)
- Verano NJ (Elizabeth) plus a develop facility (Rahway)
- Justice Grown (Ewing)
- MPX New Jersey (Atlantic City) plus a develop facility (Galloway)
- Columbia Care New Jersey (Vineland)
In order to start cultivating and promoting medical marijuana, the profitable candidates should now show they’ve municipal approval, move background checks and adjust to all well being division laws, together with safety necessities.
The state’s medical marijuana affected person pool has greater than doubled this yr, as roughly 20,000 sufferers have been added to deliver the whole to almost 40,000.
The progress within the affected person rely was spurred by an expanded listing of medical circumstances docs might seek the advice of when recommending medical marijuana.
According to NJ.com, the state’s MMJ provide scarcity will possible persist till spring 2019, the earliest the brand new companies may have product available on the market.