On Monday, the New Jersey Department of Health announced that it is seeking new applicants to operate 108 additional Alternative Treatment Centers – 38 in the northern region of New Jersey, 38 in the central region and 32 in the southern region. These licenses will include cultivation (24), manufacturing (30) and dispensaries (54). This is massive expansion of the medical cannabis program in New Jersey, which now has only twelve (12) ATCs licensed.

Application forms will be available on July 1, 2019 and will be due on August 15, 2019. The New Jersey Department of Health has published a Request for Applications that provides information for potential applicants.

This expansion focuses on businesses of all sizes – in fact, the RFA specifically includes 15 cultivation endorsements for businesses growing no more than 5,000 square feet of canopy space.