New Jersey Expands its Medical Marijuana Program

nj marijuana dispensaryRecently, the Department of Health at New Jersey announced to accept new applications for opening cultivation and operation facilities. The agency revealed that they are looking forward to opening at least 24 Alternative Treatment Centers out of which seven will be in the south region, eight in the central region and rest eight in the northern side of the state. One more place is yet to be determined.

Other than this, the department also revealed that they are likely to provide licenses for 15 new NJ marijuana dispensary along with four vertically integrated permits, and five cultivation centers. The applications must be submitted by 22nd August with $20,000 fee; however, if your application is rejected, the agency will refund $18000.

All interested applicants must submit an environmental impact statement and security plan. At the same time, they need to demonstrate experience in marijuana manufacturing, cultivating and retail sector as well. Other than this, application must also include details about quality assurance and control policies. The prime goal of Govt. Phil Murphy is to ease the access to NJ marijuana dispensary to all sufferers.

Note that, medical cannabis has been recently legalized in the area, but the program couldn’t leave desired impact due to strict law requirements. Gov. Christ Christie, Former Republican was a vocal opponent against medical marijuana bill. In a recent interview he said that the actual demand is for marijuana, not for NJ marijuana dispensary. If the programs are circulated with a theme of medical marijuana, the demands may reduce over time. However, Murphy decided to expand the program for medical cannabis; while supporting the recreational use as well.

nj marijuana dispensaryJake Honig, a seven years old boy died of cancer recently, and that incident motivated Murphy to pass the law for medical marijuana legalization. The government signed bill A20 that is widely known as Jake’s Law. This bill introduces several changes to the medical marijuana program while raising monthly purchase limit for the patients. Note that, this limit was enhanced to three ounces from previous two ounces limit. At the same time, cbd edibles are permitted to adults as well.

In the bill signing ceremony, Murphy said that he is proud to break the barriers in the health care sector and ensure that the marijuana-based magical treatments will be now accessible and affordable to common people.

Murphy was also in favor of passing bill for legalization of cbd edibles products, but the idea collapsed this year at New Jersey. However, after that failure, Murphy said that the fight for legalization of recreational marijuana is not yet over. He also added that he had made his first attempt and this failure cannot defeat him. He may be disappointed, but he will come forward again in support of this idea. It means New Jersey residents can still expect some positive results for cbd edibles. With such laws, we can expect huge rise in the marijuana industry, and it can lead to great profits for long run.