MMJ Shortages In Jersey


The Garden State isn't living up to its name due to recent changes in New Jersey's medical marijuana program. Governor Phil Murphy took charge of an effort to expand the states MMJ program and since March, has made some monumental changes. However, granting easier access to medical marijuana for patients has led to dispensaries running out of cannabis!

New Jersey's medical marijuana program has seen a massive influx in patients since the expansion. In the following months since expanding, around 1,500 patients were added to the roster according to Bloomberg. Statewide, approximately 20,000 patients use medical cannabis and 4,000 of those patients have joined since Gov. Murphy has taken office.

The increase in patients has made the state work towards increasing their production and distribution infrastructure in order to catch up with the demand.