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Move Confidently into the Cannabis Industry with New Jersey's #1 cannabis consulting firm emphasizing regulatory and scientific compliance.

Do you want to know how to get a New Jersey cannabis license fast? Start your cannabis licensure journey off right, contact America’s leading cannabis licensing consultants today! Turn-key application packages for small businesses. Get licensed now!

CannDelta prepares all cannabis license applications in the state of New Jersey. Contact us to get the process started!


LIcense application Types

Location Determination

CannDelta can help you determine the right cannabis site location and provide resources to assist with leases, zoning, municipal, and state approvals. Site eligibility checks allow our clients to build-out and move-in with confidence. CannDelta will work with architects to design floor plans, site layouts, flow, physical security plans and have those reflected in your standard operating procedures.

Class 1 Cannabis Cultivator

Class 1 Cannabis Cultivator licenses allow growing, cultivating, and producing cannabis. It also permits the sale and transport to other Class 1 Cannabis Cultivators, Class 2 Cannabis Manufacturers, Class 3 Cannabis Wholesalers, and Class 5 Cannabis retailers, but not consumers. Standard Class 1 Cannabis Cultivator licenses are limited by statute to only 37 licenses until February 22, 2023. Microbusiness Class 1 Cannabis Cultivators do not have a capacity. Vertical integration is permitted, however, a Class 1 license holder may not also hold a Class 3 Wholesaler or Class 5 Retailer license.

Cannabis Licensing & Permitting Applications

Get help with turn-key licensing cannabis application. CannDelta will assist you with obtaining permits and provide consulting support for all cannabis license types.

CLASS 2 Cannabis manufacturer

A holder of an Class 2 Cannabis Manufacturer license is permitted to buy, store, process (i.e. to perform extraction or to concentrate cannabis), and package cannabis into cannabis products. They may sell cannabis products to licensed to distibutors.
A holder of a Class 2 Cannabis Manufacter license may, at another establishment, hold one other license that is not a Class 3 Wholesaler or Class 5 Cannabis Retailer.

Custom Cannabis Standard Operating Procedures

CannDelta writes customized SOPs, and will train your team on industry best-practices and regulations. This includes training for Quality Management Systems (QMS), Deviations, Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA) reports, regulatory audits, and cannabis security protocols.

CLass 5 Cannabis Retailer License

A holder of an Class 5 Cannabis Retailer license is permitted to buy and sell cannabis products directly to consumers at a licensed store called a cannabis retail dispensary. A licensed retailer with state and municipal endorsement may operate a cannabis consumption area on their retail premises either indoors or outdoors.

Cannabis Business Plans

We can create customized business plans to help forecast your company's success and predict when you will receive a return on your investment. Our plans contain pitch decks & customized logos, branding, and a marketing plan..

Coming Soon - Class 3 CAnnabis Wholesaler

A holder of an Class 3 Cannabis Wholesaler license is permitted to store, sell, or transfer recreational use cannabis products between licensed cultivators, manufacturers, or retailers.

cannabis Testing Lab Licensing and Set-up

Our team of PhD organic chemists can assist you with your licensing application, lab setup, equipment selection, and provide you with best-practices and Standard Operating Procedures for your Cannabis Analytical Testing Lab.

Coming Soon - Class 4 CAnnabis Distributor

A holder of an Class 4 Cannabis Distributor license is permitted to transport cannabis products in bulk between licensed cultivators, manufacturers, or retailers.


CannDelta Consultants high five after a license application submission for a cannabis dispensary in New York State

Do you want to know how to get a New Jersey cannabis license fast? Start your cannabis licensure journey off right, contact America’s leading cannabis licensing consultants today! Turn-key application packages for small businesses. Get licensed now!

CannDelta prepares applications for all cannabis license types in the state of New Jersey. Contact us today to get the process started!

CannDelta helps clients build winning, global strategies in the regulated space. From cultivation to large-scale research and development, CannDelta’s team of global industry experts will help you achieve a better, more profitable future in the regulated and scientific industry in New Jersey and globally. 

Get in touch today and start your journey in the New Jersey Cannabis industry. 

Turn-Key all-inclusive Application Package

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Flat Fee Application Packages
  • Real Estate Search
  • Personal Disclosure Forms
  • Business Plans

All New Jersey Cannabis LIcense Applications

CannDelta prepares all types of New Jersey cannabis license applications. Including: cannabis cultivator, manufacturer, retailer, and delivery.

The CREAMM Act establishes six (6) classes of New Jersey cannabis licenses for recreational (adult-use/non-medical) cannabis businesses. Applicants, if applicable, are encouraged to apply for a temporary conditional permit. 

The Cannabis Regulatory Commission is evaluating an option for a cannabis testing service license to assist cultivators in determining the level of pesticides, heavy metals, residual solvents, and cannabinoid profiles/terpene amounts in the cannabis and cannabis products that cultivators and manufacturers will produce.

Recreational Use Licenses  

Authorized Activity 

NJ Class 1 Cannabis Cultivator 

Grow, cultivate, harvest, and propagate recreational use cannabis 

NJ Class 2 Cannabis Manufacturer  

Produce recreational use cannabis products 

NJ Class 3 Cannabis Wholesaler 

Store, sell or otherwise transfer, recreational use cannabis items between cannabis cultivators, wholesalers, or retailers 

NJ Class 4 Cannabis Distributor 

Transport cannabis items in bulk between cannabis cultivators, manufacturers, or retailers within the state of New Jersey  

NJ Class 5 Cannabis Retailer 

Purchase recreational use cannabis from licensed cultivators, manufacturers, or wholesalers and sell those items to consumers in a retail store 

NJ Class 6 Cannabis Delivery 

Transport a consumer’s purchases of recreational use cannabis and related supplies from the retailer to that consumer 

NJ Conditional license  

Begin building out operations for the cultivation, manufacture, dispensing, wholesale, distribution, or delivery of recreational use cannabis while working towards meeting the requirements for a cannabis cultivator, manufacturer, dispensary, wholesaler, distributor, or delivery license

What is the opportunity size in New Jersey For Cannabis?

Population of New Jersey:
9.2 million (est. 2021)

Population of Newark:
311,000  (est. 2020)

USA’s 5th Smallest State by Land and USA’s 11th Most Populous

Frequently Asked Questions About New Jersey Cannabis Licenses (FAQ)

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Over 250 Cannabis License Applications Submitted!


Currently, applications are being accepted for

  • Class 1 Cultivator Licenses
  • Class 2 Manufacturer Licenses
  • Class 5 Retailers
  • Testing Laboratories

New Jersey Cannabis License applications for adult-use (non-medical or recreational) are being accepted today and are reviewed on a rolling basis. Social Equity Businesses, Diversely Owned Businesses, Impact Zone Businesses and applications that received bonus points receive priority review, scoring and approval. Once a conditional license is approved, there is a 120-day period to submit a conditional license conversion application. Once your conversion application is submitted, the applications then are prioritized again for approval. It is recommended by CannDelta that, if possible, once a conditional license is approved, that a conditional conversion application is submitted as soon as the next business day to maintain the highest priority level. All conditional New Jersey cannabis license applications are being reviewed before non-conditional license applications.

Temporary Conditional Permits will be available to allow businesses to fulfill the requirements before they can lawfully act as a cannabis cultivator, manufacturer, wholesaler, distributor, retailer, or delivery service. The state is prioritizing the scoring of conditional New Jersey Cannabis License applications over standard annual applications

New Jersey is issuing conditional approval licenses. Conditional licenses allow business operators 120 days to fulfill the requirements of an annual cannabis business license while they are finalizing their application components, such as finding and securing a location for their business, and completing construction.

Cannabis Regulatory Commision
 (the “CRC”)

The CRC is the governing body responsible for regulating the existing Medicinal Cannabis Program, as well as the new recreational cannabis program in New Jersey for adults 21 years and older. The CRC is responsible for establishing and regulating a safe and equitable medical and adult-use cannabis industry in NJ. The CRC is charged with issuing licenses for medicinal and recreational cannabis business operations in New Jersey.

The Office of Minority, Disabled Veterans, and Women Business Development was established by the CREAMM Act to promote and facilitate a diverse cannabis market in New Jersey. The Office provides outreach to underserved populations with information about the Cannabis Regulatory Commission and its programs.

The New Jersey Division of Taxation is responsible for administering New Jersey Sales and Use Tax and the Social Equity Excise Fee (SEEF) for cannabis. The Division of Taxation does not have oversight of locally imposed transfer taxes. A municipality may establish a Local Transfer Tax on the sale of cannabis for licensed establishments located within the community.

New Jersey’s “Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization” Act legalizes personal use cannabis for recreational use, decriminalizes possession of small amounts of cannabis and cannabis products (i.e. dried flower, hashish, shatter, edibles, etc.), and removes “marijuana” as a Schedule I drug.

The CREAMM Act are regulations that authorize the NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) to expand and further develop the current Medicinal Cannabis Program, as well as develop, regulate, and enforce the rules and activities associated with recreational cannabis for adults 21 years and over. 

  • The Act requires that State courts and law enforcement expunge people’s records for certain prior marijuana-related offenses;
  • The Act directs the State Legislature to reinvest revenue from cannabis sales to initiatives such as financial support for individuals in Impact Zones; and
  • The Act requires the Cannabis Regulatory Commission to adopt minimum standards to protect the health of medicinal patients and recreational consumers.

Eleven cannabis dispensaries across New Jersey opened for adult-use sales for the first time on April 21, 2022.

Additional applications are currently being accepted and will be awarded on a rolling basis.

To apply for a cannabis license in New Jersey, licensing fees range from $200 to $50,000. For specific information on licensing fees, refer to the CRC Fee Schedule.

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