Getting high: NJ now home to 100+ cannabis dispensaries – NJBIZ

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With more than 100 legalized cannabis dispensaries open for business in New Jersey, state officials are celebrating the milestone and pledging to continue moving the industry forward.

Just three years shy of the establishment of the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission – and about two years into adult-uses sales – the state’s dispensary directory now lists 102 medicinal and recreational locations.

That figure includes 40 facilities for patients and recreational customers, 12 that are medicinal only and 50 for adult-use sales, according to the CRC. The regulatory agency oversees licensing, cultivation, testing and selling of cannabis in the state.

CRC Executive Director Jeff Brown said he is excited about the industry’s growth.

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“After having just 12 alternative treatment centers for more than eight years, we have seen a proliferation of businesses in the last two that clearly demonstrates consumer demand and the potential of the cannabis industry in New Jersey,” said Brown, who also worked with the former Medicinal Marijuana Program under the Department of Health.

“Recreational Cannabis sales hit $673,907,755 in 2023, and medicinal cannabis reached $99,588,104 for the first three quarters of 2023. There is every indication that the overall sales amount will

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