Adult-use cannabis sales totaled nearly $1.9 million in New Jersey on the market’s opening day April 21.
The state’s 12 participating dispensaries sold products to 12,438 customers, most of whom stood in long lines with some queuing up in the early hours of the morning.
Medical cannabis sales have also been strong over the past 30 days, the Cannabis Regulatory Commission announced April 27. Approximately 64,000 ounces of products were sold to patients and their caregivers in the last month. On April 20, the day before adult-use sales began — and one widely recognized as a global cannabis holiday — ATCs dispensed 5,400 ounces of medical cannabis and cannabis products across the state.
In the five days following the opening of the adult-use market, an additional 7,500 ounces were dispensed to medical patients.
“We expected sales to be substantial and the data shows that the market is effectively serving both adult-use consumers and patients,” said Jeff Brown, CRC executive director. “We continue to monitor inventory and access for patients and are prepared to take enforcement action against any ATC that does not meet the requirements for patient access and supply.”
The CRC said that there haven’t been any substantiated reports of supply problems for medical cannabis patients and that it will continue to monitor and respond to complaints to ensure patients have adequate supply and access.