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What marijuana/cannabis businesses can you start in New Jersey?

The state has provisions for companies who are authorized to cultivate, manufacture, and/or dispense medicinal marijuana and related paraphernalia to registered qualifying patients.

In June 2019, the Department of Health announced they would accept new applications starting July 15 until August 21 for Dispensaries, while Cultivation and Vertically Integrated Applications are due August 22.

The Department will allow up to 5 cultivation new cultivation licenses, up to 15 dispensaries and up to 4 vertically integrated permits. Vertically integrated permits include 1 cultivation, 1 manufacturing, and 1 dispensary business under the same license.

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    What can I do right now?

    To get ahead and be prepared for starting marijuana businesses, you should:

    • Read through the regulations.
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    • If you'll need investors or partners, put together a Business Plan, as they'll definitely ask to see one.

    How To Open a Dispensary in New Jersey

    The state allows medical marijuana business owners to open a dispensary in New Jersey.

    1. Read through our Starter Package to figure out what your city will require for licensing and the boatload of other to-do items to have in place prior to submitting your application for licensing.
    2. Setup your Marijuana Business Corporate Structure.
    3. Create your Marijuana Business Plan.
    4. Acquire the necessary licenses to operate your retail store and be completely legal and compliant.
    5. Install the operational infrastructure to be in accordance with all regulations and then open your doors for business.
    6. Contract with cultivators and/or edible/extraction/infused product manufacturers to grow and produce marijuana products for you, if you don't want to do it yourself.

    How To Grow Marijuana/Cannabis in New Jersey

    Same as Dispensary steps, the only difference is that you may be contracting with dispensaries and processors to grow marijuana for them.

    How To Start a Marijuana/Cannabis Manufacturing Business in New Jersey

    Same as Dispensary steps, the only difference is that you will be contracting with dispensaries to provide your products to customers as well as contract with cultivators to grow marijuana for you.

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