New Jersey Recreational Cannabis Retail License Application Bootcamp

DIY Retail License Applications Course

Are you a savvy entrepreneur who is looking to break into the cannabis industry in New Jersey? If so, you need to submit an application for a Class 5: Recreational Cannabis Retail License. The application can be daunting, and if you’re unfamiliar with the cannabis industry, it can be a challenge to find companies who will do business with you. 

Not to worry, Mary Jane Marketer’s experts are here to help guide you through the application process! 

Mary Jane Marketer offers an online, self-paced bootcamp course with video instruction and handouts that prepare you to write your application.



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New Jersey Recreational Cannabis Retail Application Bootcamp

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You will be invoiced for the full amount of the bootcamp and will receive the course link once you’ve paid.

Bootcamp pricing

  • Standard Pricing: $4,175*
  • Social Equity Pricing: $2,475

Mary Jane Marketer believes in leveling the playing field and making cannabis accessible to everyone! Business owners identifying as minority, woman-owned, or disabled-veteran-owned will receive the Social Equity Pricing.

*Pricing is subject to an increase once the application is released.

    New Jersey Retail Application Bootcamp Course Overview

    Course Overview

    The course is organized into 4 distinct chapters:

    • Chapter 1: Start Here
      • Lesson 1: Course Introduction and Overview
      • Lesson 2: Setting up your Business Structure
      • Lesson 3: Your Customer Experience
    • Chapter 2: Application Sections Location Independent
      • Lesson 4: Dispensary Operating Plan
      • Lesson 5: Environmental Impact Plan
      • Lesson 6: Community Impact Plan
      • Lesson 7: Workforce Development Plan
      • Lesson 8: Safety and Security Plan
      • Lesson 9: Business Experience
    • Chapter 3: Application Sections Location Dependent
      • Lesson 10: Proposed Location
      • Lesson 11: Location Dependent Requirements
    • Chapter 4: Pre-submission Checklist
      • Lesson 12: Business and Financial Plan
      • Lesson 13: Application Submission

    Chapter Release Dates

    Chapters will roll out over the summer according to the following schedule:

    • Released: Chapter 1
    • End of July: Chapter 2 Part I (Lessons 4-6)
    • Mid-August: Chapter 2 Part II (Lessons 7-9)
    • Late-August: Chapter 3
    • TBD: Chapter 4 (This chapter will be released once New Jersey has finalized requirements)

    Who Should Attend The Application Bootcamp

    Those who love DIY! If you want to write the application on your own, but need a little guidance on what to include in the required sections, this is the bootcamp for you. 


    What you’ll get

    The bootcamp covers the sections required to submit the New Jersey application. 

    You’ll also receive the following bonus content: 

    • 2-hours of consulting: You’ll receive 2 hours of consulting with the bootcamp purchase so you’ll have access to experts that can help guide you or answer any questions you may have.
    • Cannabis business referrals: Mary Jane Marketer will connect you with the business services you need to run your dispensary. This includes vendors for point-of-sale solutions and payment processing, packaging, business insurance, accounting, cash management, product selection, hiring, and training and education.
    • Expert advice on how to make your brand stand out and differentiate your retail store. 
    • Marketing advice on what you’ll need to complete the in-store experience and get the word out.  

    Post-bootcamp, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge you’ll need to sit down and write your New Jersey Recreational Cannabis Retail application. 


    Why now? 

    If you haven’t already started planning, you’re already behind. Although the application requirements are not yet finalized, your competition is already looking at retail spaces and gathering their capital to get started. 

    Once the application guidelines have been finalized, the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission will begin taking applications after 30 days. If you wait until the application is finalized, 30 days is not enough time to gather all your documents and complete all the requirements for the application. Don’t wait!

    Frequently asked questions about the retail application bootcamp

    Will the bootcamp fill up?
    While this course does not have a cap on the number of students we can register it's worth noting that there may be a price increase after the application is released.
    Can I pay with a credit card?
    Yes, we accept credit card or ACH transfer. You will be sent an invoice with a payment link once you fill in the form.
    What is your refund policy?
    There are no refunds offered once you've paid for the course.
    Do I have to use all the consulting hours at once?
    Your two hours of consulting are available in 30 minute increments. You can always purchase more consulting hours if you find you need it.
    Will you write the application for me?
    The purpose of this bootcamp is to teach you what is required in the application process and provide you with industry best practices. You will be responsible for writing the application sections. However, Mary Jane Marketer offers full application writing services. These services will be discounted if you choose to hire Mary Jane Marketer to write the application after the bootcamp.
    Will you submit the application for me?
    Application submission is the sole responsibility of the participant.
    Are there any additional fees I should be aware of?
    Not from Mary Jane Marketer, but please note that the application fee is $20,000 to the state of New Jersey.
    Do you run bootcamps for other license types like growing, manufacturing, or delivery?
    Great question! At this point, we are only running bootcamps for the retail licenses. For those interested in application services for growing, manufacturing, or delivery services, please contact for pricing.
    I have so many questions, but this FAQ doesn't cover them. How do I talk to you?
    Contact us at and a member of our team will be happy to answer your questions. 
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