New Jersey Regulators Release New Rules For Marijuana On-Site Consumption Areas, Open Public Comment Period

New Jersey Regulators Release New Rules For Marijuana On-Site Consumption Areas, Open Public Comment Period
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New Jersey marijuana regulators have filed proposed rules to allow for cannabis consumption areas where adults 21 and older could use marijuana on-site. The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (NJ-CRC) says it “expects the new cannabis consumption area rules to have a beneficial social impact by advancing social equity, while allowing persons 21 years of age and older another venue to safely enjoy the personal use of cannabis.” If implemented following a 60-day public comment period that runs through March 18, individual municipalities would be authorized to adopt ordinances allowing consumption areas, which would need to be attached to licensed retailers. We have submitted updates to the regulations to include rules for #CannabisConsumptionAreas. The rules with amendments and a link for public comment are now live. Tap the link to leave your comments. https://t.co/IrGgxnUNTV #NJCRC #Cannabis #NewJersey pic.twitter.com/MCxK6VoYo9 — New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (@NewJerseyCRC) January 18, 2023 Businesses couldn’t sell food or drinks at the facilities, but people would be allowed to bring their own food or order delivery. Medical cannabis patients could bring marijuana products purchased from different dispensaries. The consumption areas could be either indoors or outdoors. Licensing fees for microbusiness retailers wanting to add consumption areas will be $1,000, and for standard retailers they will be $5,000. They would need to be reapproved annually. NJ-CRC first voted to approved the proposed regulations last month, and now they have been unveiled for public comment. “The Commission expects the rules to advance social equity by promoting opportunities in New Jersey’s cannabis industry for persons from statutorily designated target communities,” NJ-CRC said. Equity businesses “will be among the first in line to receive cannabis retailer licenses in the State and can subsequently apply for a cannabis consumption area endorsement.” “The Commission additionally anticipates the rules to have a positive social…

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