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Cannabis SOPs You Need To Get A License In New Jersey

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The majority of US states require that cannabis business license applicants and holders submit cannabis standard operating procedures to indicate their readiness for licensing and operations.

Pre-license cannabis SOPs are used to comply with license requirements for cannabis cultivation, extraction, manufacturing, and retail dispensaries. 

The government regulators mandate pre-license cannabis SOPs in order to assure them of the safety and security of the following: 

  • The facility 
  • Employees
  • Consumers and other general public, including minors
  • The environment

New Jersey License Application Update

Applications for recreational cannabis businesses in the following categories are now being accepted by New Jersey authorities:

  • Cultivator Licenses
  • Manufacturer Licenses
  • Retailers
  • Testing Labs

Priority review, scoring, and approval will be given to social equity businesses, diversely owned businesses, impact zone businesses, and applications that receive bonus points. Cannabis applications to be accepted on a rolling basis.

Cannabis SOPs You Need to Get a License in New Jersey

  • Cannabis Retail SOPs
  • Cannabis Cultivation SOPs
  • Cannabis Manufacturing SOPs

Cannabis Retail SOPs

The success of your cannabis retail business depends on accurate record keeping, adherence to state laws, and completing tasks consistently and efficiently. Thus, Forte Operations can support with SOP’s for the below requirements: 

  • Adverse Event Reporting
  • Quality Assurance/Control
  • Recall
  • Packaging and Labeling
  • Inventory Control, Storage, Diversion Prevention
  • Recordkeeping
  • Waste Disposal, Sanitation
  • Dispensing
  • Delivery
  • Age Verification
  • Secure Transport of Cannabis
  • Reporting of Test Results for Cannabis

Our SOPs are not only for your application and inspection however, we fully customize these tools to your business so that your leadership team has a step by step guide to opening and operating the business. 


Standard operating procedures are the foundation of every successful cannabis business. Set your business up for success from the get go by implementing detailed standards of practice. 

To learn more about cannabis SOPs, please feel free to get in touch with our team of specialists. Get started today!

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