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CRC Reverses Decision to Deny Curaleaf’s Adult-Use Cannabis License

After voting to not renew state marijuana business licenses for Curaleaf Holdings last week, the Board of the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) reversed its decision this week and will now approve the licenses.

The CRC’s initial decision to deny Curaleaf’s adult use license renewals was due to the company’s failure to properly notify the commission about layoffs as it prepared to shut down one of its two New Jersey cultivation sites.

“The decision by the CRC Board to vacate their unprecedented action last week is an incredible victory for our 500 NJ team members and vindication for what we knew all along: Curaleaf is in good standing with the CRC and has fulfilled every requirement necessary for the renewal of our licenses,” said Curaleaf CEO Matt Darin. “I am incredibly proud of and grateful to every one of the hundreds of dedicated team members who showed up today, not just for their jobs and livelihoods, but for a better, safer cannabis industry in New Jersey.”

In previously attempting not to renew Curaleaf’s adult use licenses, the CRC Board had disregarded the commission’s staff recommendation to renew Curaleaf’s adult use licenses and the fact that the company has no pending violations.

As part of the approval, Curaleaf will be providing the commission with additional information regarding its labor practices and confirm its ongoing compliance with New Jersey law.

“This decision by the Board is a victory for Curaleaf, a company that has proudly generated tens of millions of tax dollars for the State, invested upwards of $75M more to support its cannabis industry, and supplied cannabis products to nearly all of New Jersey’s licensed dispensaries, including social equity license holders. Curaleaf remains open for business and will continue working collaboratively with the CRC Board and its staff to ensure our good standing in the State of New Jersey,” said Curaleaf Chairman Boris Jordan.

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