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How to Open a Dispensary In New Jersey
Step 1 – Read the Rules and Regulations
When we’re asked, “how to open a dispensary in New Jersey?”
We always say that the first step to applying for a New Jersey Cannabis Dispensary License is to read the rules and regulations.
More specifically, to submit the best New Jersey Cannabis Retail License Application, you should read the following:
- New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act (CREAMM);
- New Jersey Adult-Use Cannabis Rules; and
- Notice of Application.
You’ll quickly notice that the three documents are composed of hundreds of pages of technical and legal language. We understand how confusing they are.
Step 2 – Engage a New Jersey Cannabis Dispensary Consultant
Once you’ve familiarized yourself with the rules and regulations, the next step is to engage a New Jersey cannabis dispensary consultant to assist with your conditional or annual license application. You will save a lot of time and headaches by working with a consultant on your New Jersey Cannabis Dispensary License Application.
For instance, in regard to the conditional license application, a consultant can write your New Jersey Dispensary Business Plan and Regulatory Compliance Plan. You will also receive coaching through the entire process, from garnering local support to submitting your application.
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Step 3 – Form a business entity
It’s a good idea to form a business entity at this point for your New Jersey Cannabis Dispensary application. You’ll need an entity to submit a conditional or annual license application in New Jersey.
In our experience, we’ve noticed most marijuana dispensary applicants form LLCs or corporations. However, to be safe, for your New Jersey Cannabis Dispensary license application, you should consult an attorney.
Step 4 – Prepare a Business Plan
At this point, you can work with a consultant to build your New Jersey Cannabis business plan. You can use the business plan to develop a financial plan, garner local support, and in your actual submission.
Whether you’re applying for a conditional or annual license dispensary license in New Jersey, you will have to submit a business plan to the Commission.
Step 5 – Prepare documents to prove diversely-owned, social equity, or impact zone business
For your New Jersey Cannabis Dispensary License Application, you will significantly improve your odds of winning a retail license if you qualify as a:
- Diversely-owned business;
- Social Equity business; or an
- Impact Zone business.
The Commission will prioritize applicants that qualify as one of the above businesses.
If you’d like a breakdown of how to qualify as a Diversely-owned, Social Equity, or
Impact Zone business in New Jersey, refer to this simplified definition from our New Jersey Marijuana Business Consultants.
Step 6 – Identify a location
At this point, you must identify a location for your proposed New Jersey Cannabis Dispensary Business. However, you can conduct Steps 4, 5, and 6 simultaneously.
For your New Jersey conditional or annual cannabis license application, you must identify a location that:
- Is compliant with State laws and city ordinances;
- Appropriately zoned, and
- the property owner consents to lease or sell you the property to operate a cannabis retail business.
Work with us to choose the right facility for your New Jersey Cannabis Dispensary License Application.
Step 7 – Write your Application for a New Jersey Cannabis Dispensary License
The last step is to finish writing your New Jersey Cannabis Dispensary License Application.
For conditional applicants, this includes:
- Business Plan;
- Regulatory Compliance Plan; and
- Plan to Obtain Liability Insurance.
In contrast, for your New Jersey annual cannabis license applicants, you must submit an:
- Environmental Impact Plan;
- Safety and Security Plan;
- Community Impact, Social Responsibility and Research Statement;
- Workforce Development and Job Creation Plan; and
- About a dozen Standard Operating Procedures that are compliant with State and local laws.
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Below is supplemental information regarding New Jersey Cannabis Dispensary License.
Supplemental Material related to Applying for a New Jersey Cannabis Dispensary License
Authorized activities of a New Jersey Cannabis Retail License
With a cannabis retail (aka dispensary) license in New Jersey, you are allowed to:
- Purchase cannabis and products from cultivators, manufacturers, retailers, and wholesalers;
- Purchase paraphernalia;
- Display, transport, and transfer usable cannabis, cannabis products, paraphernalia, and related supplies; and
- Distribute, supply, sell, or furnish usable cannabis, cannabis products, paraphernalia, and related supplies to a consumer or to other cannabis retailers.
- A cannabis retailer may furnish usable cannabis, cannabis products, paraphernalia, and related supplies to cannabis business delivery personnel for delivery to a consumer consistent with the requirements of N.J.A.C. 17:30-12.8.