LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 19: Dave Warden, a bud tender at Private Organic Therapy (P.O.T.), a non-profit co-operative medical marijuana dispensary, displays various types of marijuana available to patients on October 19, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

Governor Phil Murphy announced today (April 14) that the state will be issuing licenses to seven Alternative Treatment Centers to begin adult-use cannabis operations, including at 13 retail dispensaries, starting on  Thursday, April 21.

The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission revealed that individuals 21 years and older will be able to purchase cannabis and cannabis products legally without a medical card later this month.

“This is an exciting time for New Jersey,” said New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission executive director Jeff Brown in a press release. “New Jerseyans voted overwhelmingly to have access to adult-use cannabis and it is now here. I am very proud of the work the Commission has done over the past year to open the market. We have been intentional and deliberate to do everything in our power to set the market on good footing to start.”

The press release states:

The ATCs will be required to meet social equity standards, which include providing technical knowledge to new cannabis businesses, particularly social equity applicants.

A list of locations that will open on April 21 will be posted on the Commission’s website as soon as ATCs confirm the date on which they will begin operations.

The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission establishes and enforces the rules and regulations governing the licensing, cultivation, testing, selling, and purchasing of cannabis in the state.

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