No. In accordance with Ordinance 2021-7 of the City of Union City, the operations of recreational cannabis dispensaries are prohibited within the borders of the city. While New Jersey approves recreational marijuana dispensaries, its cannabis laws authorize municipalities to prohibit, by ordinance, the operation of one or more classes of cannabis establishments.
No. There are presently no medical marijuana dispensaries in Union City. However, Ordinance 2021-7 of the City of Union City allows medical cannabis alternative treatment centers to be established and operate within the city. Per the ordinance, the establishment must be authorized by and operate in full compliance with the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act.
Yes. While there are no retailers in the city to buy cannabis from, you can order cannabis from other New Jersey municipalities for delivery in Union City.
There are presently no dispensaries in Union City. However, if medical cannabis retail stores open in the city, visitors will be required to present active New Jersey medical marijuana cards to enter such facilities. Adult-use cannabis retailers are banned in the city, but medical cannabis dispensaries are not.
With only medical cannabis dispensaries permitted to operate in the City of Union City, their operations are required to be guided by state laws. To begin operations in Union City, a medical cannabis dispensary must obtain both a New Jersey cannabis business license and a permit from the City of Union City. Consumption of cannabis may not be allowed inside or outside the dispensary premises, including the parking lots.
Furthermore, Union City medical marijuana dispensaries are restricted to only selling up to 3 ounces of cannabis to a qualified patient within a 30-day timeframe. It is mandatory for a Union City medical cannabis dispensary to verify that every customer has a valid New Jersey medical marijuana card before granting them access to the dispensary.
The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act (CREAMMA) define the recreational cannabis laws in the City of Union City. According to the Act:
Union City residents aged 21 and over are permitted to have up to 1 ounce of dried flower or 4 grams of cannabis concentrate
It is illegal to use cannabis while operating a vehicle, aircraft, or boat
The public consumption of cannabis on federal property is prohibited
Persons aged 21 and over are allowed to gift up to 1 ounce of cannabis to other adults who are also 21 or over. However, no payment or compensation can be given or accepted for the gifted cannabis
The home cultivation of cannabis is not permitted
Union City's medical cannabis laws are outlined in the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act (CUMMA). The CUMMA includes the following legal provisions:
Union City patients (adults and minors) with qualifying debilitating conditions are eligible to register with the state to use medical cannabis. However, minors are required to get permission from their parents or legal guardians before completing their registrations
To register with the state, a qualifying patient must provide a medical cannabis recommendation issued by a New Jersey-licensed healthcare practitioner
Only patients who have been issued medical cannabis cards under the state’s medical marijuana program may proceed to purchase medical cannabis from New Jersey-licensed medical cannabis retailers. The card is a requirement for buying medical cannabis legally across New Jersey-licensed medical cannabis retail outlets
Cultivating cannabis is illegal for medical cannabis patients or caregivers
Registered patients can possess up to 85 grams of cannabis per month, while those in hospice care or terminally ill have no monthly possession limits
To obtain a New Jersey medical marijuana card in Union City, follow these steps:
Contact a New Jersey (MCP)-participating healthcare practitioner: To find a healthcare provider participating in the state medical cannabis program, use the find a NJMMP doctor tool on the New Jersey CRC website. The physician will evaluate your eligibility for medical marijuana use. If your medical condition qualifies for treatment with medical marijuana, the healthcare provider will issue an authorizing provider statement containing a reference ID number and registry ID number
Create an account on the online patient registry: Using the reference and registry ID numbers, you will need to create a profile on the online registry maintained by the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC)
Complete the application on the patient registry: You must fill out an application for a New Jersey MCP card on the registry by providing the following:
Proof of Union City residency. You may provide a government ID issued in New Jersey or two of the following:
An official deed
The past three-monthly bank statements
The past three consecutive pay stubs
Utility bill from the past three months
Your recent passport-style photograph
A $50 application fee
If your application for a New Jersey medical marijuana card is complete and approved by the New Jersey Department of Health, you can expect to receive your card within 21 days.
Cannabis consumption is permitted in private residences, subject to obtaining permission from the property owner.
At present, there are no dispensaries in Union City where you can purchase cannabis.
As of now, there are no authorized cannabis retailers in the city, so the average prices for cannabis products in Union City are unknown until dispensaries are established.
There are no dispensaries yet selling cannabis strains in the city.
No. Cannabis smoking is illegal in public places where tobacco smoking is prohibited.
Individuals who are 21 or older in Union City can have up to:
1,000 milligrams of cannabis edibles; or
4 grams of vaporized cannabis; or
4 grams of concentrated cannabis; or
1 ounce of non-concentrated cannabis
Medical marijuana patients can carry up to 3 ounces of marijuana, but patients in hospice care or with terminal illnesses are not subject to monthly possession limits.
You can move cannabis from another New Jersey location to Union City but not from other states into Union City, as federal law bans the interstate shipment of cannabis (medical or recreational).
You can only order cannabis from other New Jersey cities or municipalities with approved cannabis retailers, as there are presently no dispensaries established in Union City.
There are no 24-hour dispensaries in Union City.
There are no retailers licensed to sell cannabis in Union City.
There are no dispensaries in the city as recreational cannabis retail stores are banned and no entities have been licensed to operate medical marijuana retail stores in the city. If a medical marijuana dispensary opens in the city, you will need a valid New Jersey medical marijuana card to enter the dispensary.
No cannabis retailer has been approved to locate in Union City.
There are no licensed pot stores in Union City.
There are no dispensaries in the City of Union City.
No cannabis dispensaries are in Union City.
State laws contain no restrictions on the number of cannabis store visits in a day. However, since there are no dispensaries in Union City, you cannot visit a licensed weed retailer there.
Union City is not home to any of New Jersey’s licensed cannabis dispensaries.
Although New Jersey requires all authorized cannabis sellers to track weed sales, none of those licensees are in Union City.
There are no dispensaries in Union City. However, according to state provisions, dispensary visitors must be 21 or older to buy adult-use cannabis and 18 or older to buy medical cannabis.
The City of Union City's cannabis operations is overseen by the Cannabis Regulatory Commission. To get in touch with the agency, you can either call (609) 376-7300 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To report illegal cannabis operations in the City of Union City, contact the Union City Police Department at (201) 865-1111 or report to the Cannabis Regulatory Commission.