TRENTON – Thirteen of the state’s existing medical marijuana dispensaries will soon be able to sell legal weed to any adult over 21 years old after they received crucial approvals from the state on Monday.
The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission on Thursday approved seven applications for conversion submitted by Acreage Holdings, Ascend New Jersey, Columbia Care, Curaleaf, Green Thumb Industries, TerrAscend and Verano Holdings.
Those companies operate seven alternative treatment centers — the state’s official term for a medical marijuana entity that grows, manufactures and sells medical marijuana — as well as 11 satellite dispensaries across the state.
But only 13 locations have received municipal approval.
Each of those locations will require a license from the CRC before retail sales can begin. The operators can apply for a license at any time