The New Jersey Department of Health has waived regulations prohibiting medical cannabis dispensaries from selling vaporizer products such as cannabis vape cartridges and vape pens.
Up until this point medical cannabis dispensaries in New Jersey were banned from carrying vaporizer products such as cannabis cartridges, with the law limiting them to selling cannabis bud, topicals (lotions, ointments, etc.) and oral lozenges. Now, with a rule change brought forth by the Department of Health, dispensaries are authorized to sell cannabis cartridges, vape pens and other similar products.
Curaleaf New Jersey, based in Bellmawr, is one of the first dispensaries to offer cannabis cartridges, with sales of the product starting earlier today. There are five other dispensaries located throughout New Jersey, and it’s expected that most if not all will be offering the product soon (if they don’t already).
Expanding access to medical cannabis and allowing a more diverse list of products is a priority of the Health Department, and this move is an indication of that, says assistant health commissioner Jeff Brown.
Earlier this year the department released a new set of rules for the state’s medical cannabis program.