On Monday, the New Jersey Department of Health announced that it is seeking new applicants to operate 108 additional Alternative Treatment Centers – 38 in the northern region of New Jersey, 38 in the central region and 32 in the southern region. These licenses will include cultivation (24), manufacturing (30) and dispensaries (54). This is massive expansion of the medical cannabis program in New Jersey, which now has only twelve (12) ATCs licensed.
Application forms will be available on July 1, 2019 and will be due on August 15, 2019. The New Jersey Department of Health has published a Request for Applications that provides information for potential applicants.
This expansion focuses on businesses of all sizes – in fact, the RFA specifically includes 15 cultivation endorsements for businesses growing no more than 5,000 square feet of canopy space.
Should you have any questions about the expansion of the Medical Cannabis Program in New Jersey, please contact one of Saiber’s Cannabis Law attorneys.
Alex concentrates his practice on business litigation and counseling. Alex is the author of the New Jersey Cannabis Counsel blog where he tracks and analyzes developments in New Jersey’s efforts to legalize recreational cannabis and the potential impact on cannabis businesses in New Jersey. Alex is also a member of the New Jersey Cannabusiness Association.