Adult-use cannabis sales in New Jersey surpassed $100 million in the third quarter of 2022, according to the company. recently published data From a national civil servant. The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission reports that from June 2022 to September 2022, recreational marijuana sales totaled $116,572,533, up 46% from the previous quarter. Medical cannabis sales reached $61,138,231 during the same period, bringing combined medical and recreational marijuana sales to $177,710,764 in the third quarter of 2022.
“New Jersey is just beginning the possibilities of cannabis,” said Jeff Brown, executive director of the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC). said in a statement from an agency. “We currently have 36 annual licenses for recreational cannabis businesses to New Jersey entrepreneurs, 15 of which are for pharmacies. We expect increased demand and increased competition to expand our customer base and drive down prices.”
New Jersey now has 20 dispensaries authorized to sell recreational marijuana legalized in a referendum passed by voters in November 2020. Laws legalizing commercial cannabis activities were passed by lawmakers the following month, and licensed sales of recreational marijuana began in April 2022.
CRC President Dianna Houenou said: “Our priority application process and new initiatives like the Free Cannabis Training Academy launched by the New Jersey Center for Business Action in early 2023 are paving the way for their inclusion.”
Another 10 dispensaries are licensed to sell medical marijuana only to registered medical marijuana patients. Medical use of cannabis was first legalized in New Jersey in 2010, and subsequent legislation expanded the reach of the state’s medical marijuana program to include more patients and medical conditions.
George Archos, founder and CEO of Verano, a multistate cannabis operator, said sales in New Jersey, where he operates three Zen Leaf-branded dispensaries, are meeting expectations.
“We are excited to see the continued success of the New Jersey cannabis industry.” arcos he said By email to NJ Advance Media late Friday. “The impressive revenue growth announced by the Cannabis Control Commission in the third quarter is due to New Jersey’s large and dense population, strong summer tourist season and proximity to other states. Considering that, it is not surprising
New Jersey Pot Retailers Now Face Nearby Competition
Recreational marijuana sales in New Jersey have been growing steadily since its launch in April, but the state’s marijuana retailers have signed a new deal with New York, where regulated adult-use cannabis sales began on December 29. facing competition. With the expansion of regulated marijuana, his state’s cannabis industry is poised to compete with New York’s regulated operators.
“The governor believes a fair and regulated adult market for cannabis is an important step in advancing social justice on behalf of communities unfairly affected by marijuana prohibition,” he said. Murphy’s press assistant, Natalie Hamilton, said: said in a statement.
“The governor is proud that New Jersey’s industry serves as a model for the rest of the nation, reflecting the state’s diversity, protecting access for medical marijuana patients, and prioritizing justice. We look forward to continuing our efforts to grow the cannabis industry, which promotes equal opportunities for communities of color,” Hamilton added.
Cannabis law attorney Charles Gormary said the start of retail sales of cannabis in New York was a big win for the recreational marijuana industry in New Jersey as a way to encourage consumers to buy locally. It should be seen as an incentive to produce quality products, he said.
“If New York outlets have great products, unique retail experiences, or great prices, they will definitely get market share from New Jersey sources,” Gormary said. “With that said, New Jersey is the Garden State. could attract cannabis consumers in New York.”
“New Jersey should not see New York as a competitor, but as a challenge to provide cannabis enthusiasts with what it takes to stay local,” he said. “After all, cannabis is nothing like a Broadway show,” he added, adding, “The adult cannabis market is the ultimate ‘spoiler’ for outlets offering the most diverse mix of products at the most competitive prices.” belongs to