State regulators now have 180 days from the bill’s enactment to develop rules and regulations.
That means existing medical marijuana operators could begin adult-use sales before year-end.
The Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) will regulate New Jersey’s medical marijuana program and also provide oversight for the impending recreational market.
The following three appointees will join Chair Dianna Houenou and Jeff Brown on the CRC:
“This has been a week of great progress on cannabis in New Jersey,” Edmund DeVeaux, president of the New Jersey CannaBusiness Association, said in a statement.
DeVeaux said the business group looks forward to working with the CRC “to create a responsible, sustainable, diverse and profitable cannabis industry in New Jersey.”