Garden State Growth: New Jersey Doubles Number of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

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At a press conference on Monday, Governor Murphy announced the newly-added dispensary licenses personally, calling on potential applicants to present their business plans to state regulators by the end of next month.

“We look forward to the opening of six new dispensaries so we can ensure that all qualifying patients who want access to medicinal marijuana can have it,” told the New York Times this week. Helmed by Democratic State Senator Nicholas Scutari, a pair of yet-to-be-filed bills would not only legalize recreational weed, but allow medical marijuana dispensaries to begin making adult-use sales as soon as the law is passed, skipping a more traditional regulatory process that has typically delayed sales for up to two years in other states with recreational legalization.

“It’s on legal pad right now,” Scutari

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