by Chris Goldstein - The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) released new information regarding the applications to grow and distribute medical marijuana. Advocacy groups and potential business owners have been pressing DHSS to clarify several points about the process.
New DHSS section: Frequently Asked Questions -- Alternative Treatment Center Applicants
DHSS also updated the RFA document that must be completed and submitted with a $20,000 fee payment.
Link to pdf document : February 3, 2011 – Proposed New Rules for the Medicinal Marijuana Program
DHSS has not yet addressed the current legislative challenge that may invalidate all or part of the proposed regulations for the Medicinal Marijuana Program. If the legislature throws out the regulatory language relating to the requirements for ATCs, parts of the posted RFA could be inapplicable.NJ DHSS Medicinal Marijuana Program website: http://www.state.nj.us/health/