State regulators now have 180 days from the bill’s enactment to develop rules and regulations.
That means existing medical marijuana operators could begin adult-use sales before year-end.
The following three appointees will join Chair Dianna Houenou and Jeff Brown on the CRC:
- Maria Del Cid, director of policy and legislative services at 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 served as vice president of external affairs at Verizon before retiring.
“This has been a week of great progress on cannabis in New Jersey,” Edmund DeVeaux, president of the New Jersey CannaBusiness Association, said in a statement.
DeVeaux said the business group looks forward to working with the CRC “to create a responsible, sustainable, diverse and profitable cannabis industry in New Jersey.”