New Jersey recreational cannabis sales could begin as soon as April

NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- Sales of recreational cannabis could begin in New Jersey as soon as next month.

The state's cannabis commission is expected to approve its first license applications this week.

New Jersey has already identified five alternative treatment centers for approval to move forward. These are sites that currently sell medical cannabis.

The commission also announced formal plans to start accepting licenses for the cultivation and manufacturing of cannabis.

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