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New Jersey Class 6 Delivery License

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When and What to Expect: New Jersey Class 6 Delivery License Application

New Jersey’s Class 6 Delivery License will become available to all applicants beginning March 27, 2024.

Social Equity Businesses were granted a unique 90-day window to apply for Classes 34, and 6, spanning from September 27, 2023, to December 26, 2023. Currently, the NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) is open to receiving applications from Diversely-Owned, as well as Social Equity Businesses for an additional 90-day period, running from December 27, 2023, to March 26, 2024. Applications from Diversely-Owned Businesses are also welcome during this same 90-day period, from December 2023 to March 2024.

Starting a cannabis delivery service in New Jersey will require a Class 6 Delivery license. This license will allow the licensee to operate a business that delivers cannabis products (purchased by a consumer over the age of 21) from a licensed retail dispensary directly to the consumer that made the purchase.

There is no limit to the number of available licenses. Applications will be accepted, and licenses awarded on a rolling-basis. All applications must be submitted through the CRC’s online portal.

Starting a cannabis delivery business requires a conditional, or annual Class 6 cannabis delivery license. Conditional license holders must convert their license to an annual license within a 120-day period beginning on the date of license issuance. Applying for a conditional license instead of an annual license can be beneficial to applicants that need more time to complete all regulatory requirements. Conditional licenses are also prioritized over annual licenses when being reviewed by the CRC. Also, Microbusiness applications are prioritized over standard business applications. Further priority in review, scoring, and approval is granted to Social Equity, Diversely-Owned, and impact zone businesses.

Requirements for Cannabis Delivery Businesses

Authorized Conduct

A cannabis delivery service is permitted to deliver solely to:

  1. Residences, including temporary ones, within the state.


  2. Verified legal consumers, with age confirmed through photographic identification.

All other authorized conduct must adhere to the following requirements:

  • Deliveries must be made in-person and cannot utilize unmanned vehicles.


  • Authorized to possess, store, and transport cannabis products and cannabis related products.


  • Class 6 license holders can deliver cannabis/cannabis related products to consumers or back to the original licensed cannabis retailer.


  • Dispose of and destroy cannabis products.


  • The licensed delivery service can deliver in any region, at any time determined by the delivery service and the retailer. This information must be disclosed to the CRC and available on the services website. Delivery can only take place within New Jersey.


  • Consumers must pre-order from either a cannabis retailer or a delivery service, which then submits the purchase order to the retailer.


  • The ordered cannabis items are gathered at the retailer’s premises and handed over to delivery personnel for fulfillment.


  • Delivery services can charge a delivery fee.


  • There will be no restriction on the quantity of cannabis products that can be delivered by a microbusiness with a  cannabis delivery license, while acting on behalf of a cannabis retailer to deliver already purchased orders.

Unauthorized Conduct

Class 6 Delivery services cannot do the following actions:

  1. Cultivate and/or package cannabis products.


  2. Produce, manufacture, or create cannabis products.

  3. Transport, transfer, distribute, supply, or sell cannabis, cannabis products, paraphernalia, or associated supplies to cannabis businesses. Delivery is intended solely for consumers.

Delivery services cannot deliver the following to a consumer from a single sales transaction:

  1. More than one ounce (28.35 grams) of usable cannabis.


  2. More than four millilitres of liquid cannabis concentrate of four grams of solid cannabis concentrate.


  3. Numerous ingestible cannabis products totaling more than 1,000 milligrams of THC.


  4. Vaporized formulation with more than four millilitres of liquid cannabis concentrate.


  5. The equivalent of 28.35 grams (one ounce) of usable cannabis and cannabis products.

Premises & Operational Requirements

All cannabis products must be locked and contained in a sanitary and secure lockbox in the delivery vehicle until the vehicle arrives at the address of the consumer. If the vehicle is to be left alone for any reason, the vehicle and secure lockbox must be locked and security alarm systems must be armed. Deliveries can be done by a single individual if their vehicle can be tracked by a manager using real-time GPS tracking. Personnel from cannabis delivery services are allowed to conduct multiple deliveries in a single trip. Their travel is restricted to routes between cannabis retailer premises and residential delivery addresses, except in emergencies, hazardous road conditions, or for essential stops such as sanitization, rest, refuelling, or vehicle repairs. Delivery services must deliver in a timely manner, and delivery drivers must follow all of New Jersey’s laws, rules and regulations for operating a vehicle on roads.

During deliveries, the delivery personnel must carry the following:

  1. Cannabis Business Identification Card (CBID).


  2. Valid driver’s license appropriate for the vehicle.


  3. Telephone to communicate with the delivery service or retailer.


  4. Physical or electronic copy of the delivery request or purchase order.

Delivery vehicles must adhere to the following:

  1. Cannot be marked in a way that would make it identifiable as a cannabis delivery vehicle.


  2. Must have a GPS.


  3. Must have valid hired and non-owned automobile liability insurance of at least $1,000,000 for each occurrence or accident.

Delivery services must give the consumer a receipt containing, at least:

  1. The name, address, license number, and contact number of the cannabis delivery service.


  2. The name, address, license number, and contact number of the cannabis retailer.


  3. The retail sale date.


  4. Details of purchased cannabis items and their respective prices.

Record Keeping & Reporting

Class 6 Delivery licensed businesses must record the following information for at least four years. Some information will need to be reported annually to the CRC:

  1. The number of ounces of usable cannabis purchased and delivered to consumers.


  2. The number of ounces of cannabis purchased and delivered to consumers.


  3. How many consumers purchased each cannabis product that the delivery service delivered to the consumer.


  4. Total number of transactions.


  5. Any other information the CRC may decide they want on a case-to-case basis.


  6. Accurate details of delivery start and end times.

  7. Consumer recipient’s name, address, and signature.


  8. Name and Cannabis Business Identification Card (CBID) number of delivery personnel.


  9. Details of delivered cannabis items, including name, amount, batch/lot number(s), and tracking number(s).


  10. Confirmation of photographic identification verification from deliveries to all consumers.

Class 6 Delivery licensed businesses must report the following information to the CRC:

  1. Up-to-date information on delivery vehicles including make, model, color, VIN, license plate number, and vehicle registration.


  2. List of everyone working as delivery service personnel, training documentation, valid driver’s license(s) appropriate to vehicle type.


  3. Delivery services are required to notify the relevant State, local authorities, and the CRC of any vehicle accidents, diversions, losses, or other reportable incidents.


  4. Regions and times deliveries will take place.

Consumer Education Plan

Class 6 Delivery license holders must develop educational plans for consumers covering various aspects, including potential side effects, potency, safe usage techniques, diverse impacts based on consumption methods, and alternative consumption forms of cannabis products. Additionally, information regarding substance abuse signs, symptoms, tolerance, dependence, and withdrawal should be available for customer provision. These informational policies must be established before the delivery services begin. All information should be current and open for inspection upon CRC’s request.

What is the Application Process?

The application process is done using the CRC’s online portal. It requires thorough and comprehensive responses to a range of intricate questions, along with the submission of various attachments and complex forms. As America’s premier cannabis regulatory and scientific consulting firm, CannDelta specializes in ensuring compliant application submissions. With a track record of kick starting over 300 cannabis businesses, CannDelta is equipped to expedite your New Jersey licensing process.

General Eligibility Requirements

Residency: A minimum of one key individual engaged in the license application process must have been a resident of New Jersey for at least two years at the time of application.

Age: Individuals with financial interests and/or decision-making authority stated in the application must be aged 21 or older.

Regulatory Compliance: Applicants must meet all criteria established by the CRC and agree to undergo fingerprinting in accordance with state and federal regulations.

Criminal Background Checks & Conviction Evaluation: Owners with controlling interests exceeding five percent or members of groups holding over a 20 percent investment interest must provide written consent for criminal history record background checks. The CRC will conduct these checks and assess any prior convictions. Subsequently, the commission will issue written notification regarding qualification or disqualification.

Navigating Municipal Approval:

Securing municipal approval poses a significant challenge in the New Jersey license application process. Following the CREAMM act (Cannabis Regulatory Enforcement Assistance and Marketplace Modernization Act), each municipality in New Jersey has the discretion to opt in or out of recreational cannabis use, thereby establishing its own set of regulations. These regulations are as follows:

  • Ability to decide what license classes and cannabis businesses can operate in the municipality.


  • Cannabis business locations and operating hours, except for licensed delivery services.


  • Municipality-specific regulations regarding proximity to religious places of worship, schools, playgrounds, parks, or daycare facilities.


  • Authority to levy local taxes, capped at 2%.


  • Establishment of local approval procedures with reasonable fees.


  • Enforcement of civil penalties for municipal violations.


  • Providing input to the CRC regarding preferences for license applicants.

Navigating municipal requirements or finding an ideal location for your cannabis operation can be challenging. CannDelta offers comprehensive assistance tailored to your needs so that you can acquire a New Jersey cannabis license in the most suitable location possible.


Standard: New Jersey Class 6 Delivery License Application Fees 

Cannabis Application Submission Fee: $200

Cannabis Application Approval Fee: $800

Cannabis Conditional Conversion Submission Fee: $200

Cannabis Conditional Conversion Approval Fee: $800

Licensing Fee: $3,000

Microbusiness: New Jersey Class 6 Delivery License Application Fees 

Cannabis Application Submission Fee: $100

Cannabis Application Approval Fee: $400

Cannabis Conditional Conversion Submission Fee: $100

Cannabis Conditional Conversion Approval Fee: $400

Licensing Fee: $1,000

Consultation & Professional Services

At CannDelta, our main goal is to support entrepreneurs as they navigate the complex process of establishing a cannabis business in New Jersey. We achieve this by maintaining a comprehensive understanding of the New Jersey Licensing process, local municipalities, and regulatory commission.

CannDelta has successfully launched numerous cannabis businesses across the United States, including retail dispensaries, cultivation facilities, testing and research facilities, and more.

Here’s why our expertise is crucial to your business success:

Proven Track Record: The CannDelta team has a history of driving success for New Jersey cannabis license applications, cannabis businesses, providing a unique blend of industry-specific knowledge and practical experience.

Cost and Time Efficiency: Our services help clients save significant amounts of money and time by guiding them away from common pitfalls that could result in unnecessary expenses and delays.

Expertise in Regulatory Compliance: Navigating and adhering to regulations can be daunting, but our team excels in guiding businesses through these complexities to ensure compliance and operational efficiency. 

Customized Business Strategies: At CannDelta, we offer tailored solutions, adapting our guidance and strategies to meet the unique needs of each client, thereby ensuring the best possible outcomes.

Risk Management: We provide ongoing support to identify and mitigate potential risks, ensuring the long-term prosperity of your cannabis cultivation enterprise.

Why Partner with CannDelta?

Choosing CannDelta means working with a team deeply committed to your success. Our extensive experience in New Jersey equips us with a unique perspective on the evolving dynamics of the NJ cannabis industry.

We transcend the role of consultants; we serve as strategic partners, dedicated to assisting you at every phase of your business journey. Begin your application for a New Jersey cannabis delivery license today! Have questions? Fill out the form below or call our toll-free number: +1 877-274-6777.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The cost of starting a cannabis delivery business in New Jersey will depend on a variety of factors. Getting a standard Class 6 Delivery license will cost $5,000 and a microbusiness license will cost about $2,000 from the start of the application process to licensure. However, operational costs will vary depending on the scope of the business and. Factors such as number of employees, vehicles, business location and facility, insurance, and many other factors contribute to the overall cost of starting a cannabis delivery business in New Jersey.

Getting a cannabis delivery license in New Jersey can take anywhere from a couple of months to numerous years depending on the amount of applications submitted and your position in the queue. Generally speaking, submitting an application that is free of any deficiencies as soon as the application window opens will lessen the amount of time before being awarded a license. Keep in mind that applying for a New Jersey cannabis license requires the presentation of a wide variety of detailed documents that can take a long time to create and gather. Working with CannDelta’s New Jersey cannabis consulting firm is the best way to get a license as soon as possible.

To get a cannabis delivery license in New Jersey you will need to submit an application for a Class 6 license on or after March 27, 2024. Working with CannDelta’s New Jersey cannabis consulting firm will be the best way to ensure you are submitting an application that will be accepted by the CRC.

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