New Jersey Targets Start Of Recreational Cannabis Sales “Within Weeks”March 1, 2022
New Jersey’s medical dispensaries may begin serving recreational buyers within weeks, according to governor Phil Murphy. The state had set a goal to begin sales by February 22 but missed its deadline. “If I had to predict, we are within weeks—I would hope in March—you would see implicit movement on the medical dispensaries, some of them being able to sell recreational,” Murphy said during his radio show.
“They’ve got to prove they’ve got the supply for their medical customers,” he continued. “I hope shortly thereafter, the standalone recreational marijuana operators [will be able to open].” The holdups stem chiefly from concerns about maintaining adequate supply for patients once the floodgates are opened to the general public, as well as trouble securing approval for the move to recreational from local lawmakers. There are currently 23 medical retail locations in New Jersey.—Danny SullivanSubscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning. You will also receive the Cannabis edition as part of your subscription.