State cannabis overview
New Jersey Cannabis Licenses
Class 1: Cannabis Grower license, for facilities involved in growing and cultivating cannabis
Class 2: Cannabis Processor license, for facilities involved in the manufacturing, preparation, and packaging of cannabis items
Class 3: Cannabis Wholesaler license, for facilities involved in obtaining and selling cannabis items for later resale by other licensees
Class 4: Cannabis Distributor license, for businesses involved in transporting cannabis items in bulk intrastate, from one licensed cannabis establishment to another
Class 5: Cannabis Retailer license, recreational dispensaries in new jersey will need a class 5 license to sell cannabis items and paraphernalia (may partner with delivery service)
Class 6: Cannabis Delivery license, for business providing courier services for a licensed cannabis retailer in order to make deliveries of cannabis items and related supplies to a consumer or dispensary
What Licenses are Needed to Start a Dispensary in New Jersey
Non-operational license that has fewer requirements. A conditional license can make it easier to make decisions around location, real estate, and financing.
Prioritized for social equity initiatives and New Jersey residents. Microbusiness licenses restrict size, employees, and volume. You need to be a New Jersey resident for at least two years to qualify.
Regular operational license for businesses of any size. Prices are variable for cultivators and manufacturers, depending on volume and size.
New Jersey Cannabis Licensing Process
Determine Local Laws and Compliance
Not every city or county in New Jersey is permitting the sale of cannabis. Familiarize yourself with local regulations, get involved as a positive influence in the community to mitigate cannabis bans, and begin putting together your business plan and financing.
Create Your Licensing Strategy
Determine the license type best suited for your situation and write your application. It will need to include detailed summaries of your operations, safety and security procedures, proposed location, community impact, social responsibility, workforce development, business plan, and more.
Launch Your Cannabis Store
Following an approved application, start building out your store, develop relationships with suppliers and producers, create standard operating procedures, hire and train staff, establish your online presence, and build your long-term marketing and engagement strategies.
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Mary Jane Marketer Services in New Jersey
We can help entrepreneurs in the early stages get started on the right foot on their journey into the cannabis industry. Our services include:
Market Research Studies
Business Plan Development
Turning your business idea into reality takes a lot of work. We can help make it happen through:
Recreational and Medical Cannabis License Application Writing Services
Online Bootcamp (For New Jersey dispensary applications)
Brand Development and Cannabis Marketing Strategy
Your business is up and running. It’s time to get found, get noticed, and grow your sales. Mary Jane Marketer will grow your business presence and customer engagement with:
Website Development and Design Services
Paid and Social Media Campaigns
Building Customer Loyalty Programs