New Jersey occupies the remaining seats on the Marijuana Regulatory Board

New Jersey governor Phil Murphy completed the five-person cannabis regulatory commission just two days after the adult marijuana implementation law was signed.

State regulators have 180 days from the law’s entry into force to develop rules and regulations.

This means that existing medical marijuana operators could start selling adults before the end of the year.

The Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) will regulate the medical marijuana program in New Jersey, as well as overseeing the upcoming recreational market.

The following three candidates will join Chairs Dianna Houenou and Jeff Brown in the CRC:

  • Maria Del Cid, Director of Policy and Legislation for the New Jersey Department of Health.
  • William Wallace, director of the professional division of Local 342 of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union.
  • Sam Delgado, who was Vice President of External Affairs at Verizon prior to retirement.

“This has been a week of great progress in cannabis in New Jersey,” Edmund DeVeaux, president of the New Jersey CannaBusiness Association, said in a statement.

DeVeaux said the group looks forward to working with the CRC “to create a responsible, sustainable, diverse and profitable cannabis industry in New Jersey.”

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