NJ Medical Marijuana: Gov. Murphy Unveils Massive Expansion in Dispensaries
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NJ Medical Marijuana: Gov. Murphy Unveils Massive Expansion in Dispensaries

The state is seeking applicants to operate up to 108 cannabis treatment businesses statewide.

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June 6, 2019

The Murphy administration, in a dramatic revamp of New Jersey's medical marijuana program, is seeking applicants to operate up to 108 cannabis treatment businesses statewide, up from the current number of six.

The New Jersey Department of Health, in announcing the move Monday, said the additional cultivators, manufacturers and dispensaries would help meet a demand in the medical marijuana program that has nearly doubled since the beginning of the year.

"It's certainly something that is needed," said Ken Wolski, executive director of The Coalition for Medical Marijuana in New Jersey, an advocacy group. "I think it represents a reasonable expansion of the medical marijuana program based on the increased patient demand for it.”