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NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission Postpones Virtual Cannabis Webinar

The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) is postponing an informational cannabis webinar to Wednesday, October 13th, at 7 p.m. 

It was initially scheduled for tomorrow at 7. According to a press release, the CRC was postponed to provide more advance notice for the public and allow more time for questions to be submitted.

The webinar will illuminate the recently established recreational or adult-use cannabis rules, particularly as they relate to municipalities, community members, and potential entrants into the industry.

Most of New Jersey’s towns opted out due to lack of guidelines in place for cannabis and guidance from the CRC. Thus, ideally town officials will

The virtual cannabis webinar aims to ensure awareness about accessing the cannabis industry in all of New Jersey’s 21 counties.

The cannabis zoom webinar will cover an overview of the recreational cannabis rules, a breakdown of the social equity provisions, what potential applicants can do to prepare for applications, protections for financial service agreements and other contracts, and expectations for neighborhoods with cannabis businesses.

Members of the public may submit questions to be answered during the meeting to communications@crc.nj.gov by noon on Tuesday, October 12th.

There has been no movement on the 2019 license round, a process that started 26 months ago. In addition, the CRC missed its deadline to announce a new round of adult-use cannabis license applications.

While 23 medical cannabis dispensaries locations have opened, Coalitional of Medical Marijuana of NJ (CMMNJ) Executive Director Ken Wolski noted there is no medical cannabis home delivery. Physician’s Assistants and Advanced Practice Nurses still can’t prescribe medical cannabis, and there are no guidelines around dosing.

Thus, New Jersey cannabis is in its de facto position of endless waiting. It is still not fulfilling its full potential of helping patients, and it certainly is not generating a robust industry either.

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