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How to Get a Cannabis Business License in New Jersey

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How to Get a Cannabis Business License in New Jersey

HOW TO GET A CANNABIS BUSINESS LICENSE IN NEW JERSEY

The people in New Jersey voted and a new cannabis legalization law has passed! – Get ready to get your cannabis business license to start operating in New Jersey.

New Jersey immediately got new legislation to codify the people’s votes. Question 1 passed with 66.91% of the vote. The cannabis market is opening in the state, it is your opportunity to start preparing your license application to open your cannabis business.

The cannabis industry it’s very changing when it comes to its regulations, New Jersey is not the exception. Regulations are still being drafted and there are a lot of important details to be determined, so we can expect many updates on legalization in New Jersey in the following months.​

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA

Do you approve amending the Constitution to legalize a controlled form of marijuana called “cannabis”?

Only adults at least 21 years of age could use cannabis. The State commission created to oversee the State’s medical cannabis program would also oversee the new, personal use cannabis market.

Cannabis products would be subject to the State sales tax. If authorized by the Legislature, a municipality may pass a local ordinance to charge a local tax on cannabis products.

INTERPRETIVE STATEMENT

This amendment would legalize a controlled form of marijuana called “cannabis.” Only persons at least 21 years of age could use cannabis products legally.

The Cannabis Regulatory Commission would oversee the new adult cannabis market. This commission was created in2019 to oversee the State’s medical cannabis program. The scope of the commission’s new authority would be detailed in laws enacted by the Legislature.

All retail sales of cannabis products in the new adult cannabis market would be subject to the State’s sales tax. If authorized by the Legislature, a municipality may pass a local ordinance to charge a local tax on cannabis products.

 

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Want to Get Your License in New Jersey?

When are Cannabis Business License Applications Open in New Jersey

This amendment will take effect on January 1st, 2021. The Cannabis Regulatory Commission, once established, may create additional regulations to make effective the provisions of the amendment.

 

Types of Cannabis Business Licenses to Apply in New Jersey

 

  • Cannabis Retailer
  • Cannabis testing facility
  • Cannabis Wholesaler
  • Cannabis processor
  • Cannabis Grower
  • Cannabis Delivery

 

Microgrower License in New Jersey

You can apply for a microgrower license type if:

  • Employ no more than 10 employees;
  • Operate a cannabis establishment occupying an area of no more than 2,500 square feet, and in the case of a cannabis grower, grow cannabis on an area no more than 2,500 square feet measured on a horizontal plane and grow above that plane not higher than 24 feet;
  • Possess no more than 1,000 cannabis plants each month, except that a cannabis distributor’s possession of cannabis plants for transportation shall not be subject to this limit;
  • Acquire and process each month, in the case of a cannabis processor, no more than 1,000 pounds of cannabis in dried form;
  • Acquire for resale each month, in the case of a cannabis wholesaler, no more than 1,000 pounds of cannabis in dried form, or the equivalent amount in any other form, or any combination thereof; and
  • Acquire for retail sale each month, in the case of a cannabis retailer, no more than 1,000 pounds of cannabis in dried form, or the equivalent amount in any other form, or any combination thereof.

What are the number of Business licenses allowed for the Cannabis industry in New Jersey?

New Jersey didn’t set a statewide capped number of licenses, contrary to many other states in the United States like Illinois and Arizona.

Although it does not have a statewide limit for the number of licenses approved for adult-use businesses, leave it to the cities to say, they may govern their own numbers.

Taxes in New Jersey for Cannabis

NJ marijuana taxes will apply the state’s sales tax of 6.625% to recreational cannabis, any additional state sales tax is prohibited.

However, local governments may adopt an ordinance to impose an additional municipal tax on the sale, or any other form of transfer, of cannabis or products created from or which include cannabis.

This municipal tax could be up to 2% on recreational cannabis.

How can i start preparing my cannabis application

First of all, you need the right cannabis business plan. How to Get a Cannabis Business License in New JerseyAs part of the program, you will clarify what kind of dispensary you want to open, how long you plan to operate in New Jersey, and what the main points of your business are.

If you are starting your cannabis business and want more focus, we recommend our pitch deck course, it would be a great opportunity for you to start envisioning your cannabis dispensary.

When applying for a cannabis license in New Jersey or any state, the most important part of the process is going with the regulations when it comes to the application form. It is always smart to consult an attorney about the regulations in a specific state.

Not all the laws are the same across the US states, but most of them fall under the same category. Application requirements, data required, and specific information about your business should always be in hand when you apply for a dispensary license.

If you are not sure how to make your application complete, you can contact the right attorney who will help you create the right plan for your application process when you want to open a cannabis dispensary in Arizona.

Want to Apply For a License in New Jersey?

Here is New Jersey Public Question 1:

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Key Points on New Jersey Public Question 1

 

  • New Jersey bills A21/S21 are being highly criticized for their lack of social equity. Under A21/S21 there’s no tax allocation for community reinvestment, no automatic expungement, no definition of ‘equity’ nor designation for licensing, no license expansion of mmj program, no home grow.

 

  • New Jersey is one of the top three states for cannabis arrests. With the legislation not yet complete or passed. Licenses may not happen in New Jersey for over a year. So call your reps and tell them to support an open market.

 

Home grow in NJ?

  • To Be Determined – so far no.

 

Social Equity in NJ Cannabis Laws?

  • Bare Minimum Criteria Towards Restorative Justice:
  • Expungement? To be determined 
  • Social Equity Provisions? To be determined
  • Portion of Taxes Allocated to Community? To be determined

 

Not much has been determined so far, so stay tuned for updates regarding the cannabis regulations in NJ.

 

Cannabis Possession Rules in NJ 

  • To be determined 

 

Licenses Available: 

  • Cannabis Retailer
  • Cannabis testing facility
  • Cannabis Wholesaler
  • Cannabis processor
  • Cannabis Grower
  • Cannabis Delivery 

 

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