On July 15, 2019, the NJ Department of Health released the application forms required to be completed to apply for medical cannabis licenses pursuant to the request for applications released last month. Forms are available from the DOH website here.
This RFA makes available up to 24 new medical cannabis license endorsements: 2 cultivation endorsements, 5 dispensary endorsements and 1 vertically integrated permit in each of the Northern and Central Regions of the state; and 1 cultivation endorsement, 5 dispensary endorsements and 1 vertically integrated permit in the Southern Region. Each vertically integrated permit consists of 3 endorsements. One additional vertically integrated permit also is available that is not pre-designated for any particular region.
The application forms require each applicant to use the DOH provided personal history disclosure forms and the part A application form. Applicants are then directed to prepare their own part B application submissions, which must address each of the scoring criterion set forth in the RFA. Part B submissions are limited to 100 pages; except for vertically integrated applications which can submit up to 100 pages for each of the three endorsements (cultivation, manufacturing, dispensing).
The DOH is accepting written questions about the application process submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org until July 26. On August 2, 2019, the DOH will host a pre-application webinar to review the RFA process and to answer the most common questions.
Applications for dispensary licenses are due on August 21 by 3pm, and for cultivation and vertically integrated licenses on August 22 by 3pm. The Department strongly encourages all applicants to use their online submission portal; except for submission of the $20,000 application fee and required original cover sheet attesting to the accuracy of the information submitted with the application.