NJ Department of Health Issues Alternative Treatment Center Request for Applications

The New Jersey Department of Health issued a Request for Applications today that would license up to 108 Alternative Treatment Centers (ATCs) for the cultivation, manufacturing, and dispensing of medical marijuana.

Unlike the currently licensed ATCs, this call for applications does not require a licensee to be vertically integrated. The Department will, instead, issue endorsements for the various functions: cultivation, manufacturing, and dispensary. In total, the Department will seek up to 24 cultivation endorsements, up to 30 manufacturing endorsements, and up to 54 dispensary endorsements.

Licenses will still be issued regionally, with up to 38 licenses available in the northern and central region, and 32 licenses in the southern region. The number of endorsements by region is as follows:

Northern Region
Cultivation endorsements: 8
Manufacturing endorsements: 10
Dispensary endorsements: 20

Central Region
Cultivation endorsements: 8
Manufacturing endorsements: 10
Dispensary endorsements: 20

Southern Region
Cultivation endorsements: 8
Manufacturing endorsements: 10
Dispensary endorsements: 14

Applications will become available on July 1, 2019 and will be due on August 15, 2019. A pre-submission webinar will be hosted by the Department on July 16, 2019.

Please contact us should you have any questions about the endorsement and application process.

Michael D. DeLoreto, an Associate in the Gibbons Government & Regulatory Affairs Department, authored this post.
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