NJ Municipal Cannabis Law
Recreational Cannabis

The purpose of this website is to educate New Jersey elected officials on legalized recreational cannabis to ensure individual communities can make their own decisions and to assist those municipalities retain regulatory flexibility and appropriate local authority.
Ron Mondello has close to thirty years practicing municipal and land use law representing numerous municipalities, planning boards, and boards of adjustment.

A Municipality’s Guide to the NEW Personal Use Cannabis Rules

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A Municipality’s Guide to Recreational Cannabis

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Classes of Licenses

Class 1 – Cannabis Cultivator
Facilities involved in growing and cultivating cannabis this includes Indoor Farming. The Cannabis market will be highly controlled by the State. The licensed operator will have a limited plant grow canopy that is intended to limit harvested cannabis leaves and harvested cannabis flowers, regardless of whether the cannabis is grown outdoors or indoors.
Class 2 – Cannabis Manufacturer
Facilities involved in the manufacturing, preparation, and packaging of cannabis items; this class is also known as a Cannabis Processor.
Class 3 – Cannabis Wholesaler
Purchases or otherwise obtains, stores, sells, or otherwise transfers. May not transport directly to consumer.
Class 4 – Cannabis Distributor
Transports cannabis items in bulk intrastate from one licensed cannabis establishment to another licensed establishment.
Class 5 – Cannabis Retailer
Purchases or otherwise obtains usable cannabis from cannabis cultivators and cannabis items from cannabis manufacture or cannabis wholesalers, and sells these to consumers from a retail store.
Class 6 – Cannabis Delivery Service
Provide courier services for consumer purchases of cannabis items fulfilled by cannabis retailer.

Make deliveries of cannabis items and related supplies to consumers.

1. Cannabis Cultivator

Facilities involved in growing and cultivating cannabis this includes Indoor Farming. The Cannabis market will be highly controlled by the State. The licensed operator will have a limited plant grow canopy that is intended to limit harvested cannabis leaves and harvested cannabis flowers, regardless of whether the cannabis is grown outdoors or indoors.

2. Cannabis Manufacturer

Facilities involved in the manufacturing, preparation, and packaging of cannabis items; This class is also known as a Cannabis Processor means any licensed person or entity that processes cannabis items in this State by purchasing or otherwise obtaining cannabis, manufacturing, preparing, and packaging cannabis items, and selling, and optionally transporting, these items to other cannabis processors, cannabis wholesalers, or cannabis retailers, but not to consumers. This person or entity shall hold a Class 2 Cannabis Processor license. A cannabis processor may also be referred to as a “cannabis product manufacturing facility”.

3. Cannabis Wholesaler

Purchases or otherwise obtains, stores, sells, or otherwise transfers.

May transport cannabis items for the purpose of resale or other transfer to either another cannabis wholesaler or to a cannabis retailer, but not to consumers.

4. Cannabis Distributor

Transports cannabis items in bulk intrastate from one licensed cannabis establishment to another licensed establishment.

May engage in temporary storage as necessary to carry out transportation activities.

5. Cannabis Retailer

Purchases or otherwise obtains usable cannabis from cannabis cultivators and cannabis items from cannabis manufacture or cannabis wholesalers, and sells these to consumers from a retail store.

May use a cannabis delivery service or a certified cannabis handler for the off-premises delivery of cannabis items and related supplies to consumers.

Must accept consumer purchases to be fulfilled from its retailer store that are presented by a cannabis delivery services to be delivered to the consumer.

6. Cannabis Delivery

Provide courier services for consumer purchases of cannabis items fulfilled by cannabis retailer.

Make deliveries of cannabis items and related supplies to consumers

Transportation of cannabis items and related supplies to a consumer.

Includes the use by a licensed cannabis retailer of any 3rd party technology platform to receive, process, and fulfilling orders by consumers.

Provided that any physical acts in connection with filling the order and delivery must be accomplished by a certified cannabis handler performing work for or on behalf of the licensed cannabis retailer.

FIND OUT MORE. See how all the moving parts come together.

As you navigate the site, you will find more specific detail on the various statutes and regulations as they pertain to the legislation regarding the legalization of recreational cannibus in the state of New Jersey. Please contact Ron Mondello for more information.

Find out how all the moving parts come together.

As you navigate the site, you will find more specific detail on the various statutes and regulations as they pertain to the legislation regarding the legalization of recreational cannibus in the state of New Jersey. Please contact Ron Mondello for more information.