No, there are no marijuana dispensaries in Clifton. New Jersey amended the state constitution to legalize recreational marijuana in 2021 after voters passed Public Question 1 in the 2020 ballot to allow adult-use marijuana in the state. The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act (CREAMMA) was enacted in 2021 to merge the medical and recreational cannabis laws. Per CREAMMA, Clifton residents aged 21 years and over may possess and use up to 6 ounces of marijuana legally.
The CREAMMA allowed municipalities and counties in the state to opt out of having marijuana businesses within their borders. Clifton Council opted to ban marijuana businesses, including both medical and recreational marijuana dispensaries, from operating in the municipality. The City Council adopted Ordinance 7662-21 on August 4, 2021, to prohibit the operations of cannabis business within the city boundaries.
There are no medical marijuana dispensaries in Clifton. New Jersey enacted the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act (CUMMA) in 2010 to legalize medical marijuana in the state. The CUMMA permitted only six medical marijuana dispensaries (called Alternative Treatment Centers) in the state, and none is located in Clifton. In 2019, the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act was passed to expand the medical marijuana program in the state and allow more dispensaries. However, Ordinance 7662-21 passed by the Clifton Council in 2021 prohibits medical marijuana dispensaries in the municipality.
Even though there are no dispensaries in Clifton, residents can buy weed from online cannabis dispensaries in neighboring cities. Clifton permits the delivery of recreational marijuana to the local addresses within the city. Medical marijuana patients can also have their medical marijuana products ordered online delivered to them.
There are no dispensaries in Clifton. However, Clifton residents visiting dispensaries in neighboring cities must go with government-issued identification cards to prove they are at least 21. They will also need cash because cannabis dispensaries do not accept credit cards. They may purchase up to 1 ounce of dried cannabis flowers, 1 gram of edible marijuana products, and up to 5 grams of resins, oils, and concentrates.
Medical marijuana patients and caregivers must come to the dispensaries with their New Jersey medical marijuana identification cards. They may purchase up to 3 ounces (84 grams) of marijuana for a 30-day period. Medical marijuana is exempted from sales tax in New Jersey.
Clifton prohibits the operations of medical and recreational cannabis dispensaries in the municipality. According to Ordinance 7662-21, all classes of marijuana businesses are prohibited in Clifton.
The following are some recreational marijuana laws in Clifton:
Adults aged 21 years and older may only consume marijuana in private. Consumption of marijuana in public is prohibited
Property owners may prohibit the consumption of cannabis on their rental properties
Clifton residents may legally possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana flower, 1 gram of edible marijuana products, and 5 grams of cannabis oils, concentrates, or resins
An adult 21 years or over may gift another adult up to 1 ounce of weed
It is illegal to cultivate marijuana at home for personal use
The following are some of the medical marijuana laws in Clifton:
Medical marijuana patients may possess and use up to 3 ounces (84 grams) of cannabis within a 30-day period
Only registered participating healthcare providers may recommend patients for medical cannabis
Only patients with New Jersey qualifying medical conditions for medical cannabis can use medicinal marijuana in Clifton
A patient’s healthcare provider must have a bonafide relationship with the patient before they can recommend medical marijuana to them
Medical marijuana patients are prohibited from growing marijuana at home for personal use
Medical marijuana cardholders from other states can use medical marijuana for up to 6 months, provided that they obtain temporary New Jersey medical marijuana cards. Temporary medical marijuana cards cannot be renewed after their 6-month expirations
Eligible cannabis patients in Clifton can get a medical marijuana card by registering in the New Jersey Medicinal Cannabis Program (NJMCP). The NJMCP is administered by the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC). An applicant must be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition by a participating healthcare practitioner and issued an Authorizing Provider Statement. Once certified by the health care provider, the applicant should complete the application using the New Jersey Medicinal Cannabis Program application portal with the registry ID number and reference ID number provided in the Authorizing Provider Statement. An applicant will need the following to complete their application:
A full-face photograph taken within 60 days of the application
Proof of Clifton residency
Payment of application fee
The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission processes applications within 30 days and mails medical marijuana cards to successful applicants in Clifton within 3 weeks after approval.
Cannabis may only be consumed in private areas in Clifton. New Jersey cannabis law prohibits the consumption of weed in public places, including parks, bars, beaches, and religious centers. In addition, property owners may impose stricter restrictions on the consumption of weed on their rental properties. Consuming cannabis on federal lands and buildings in Clifton is also illegal.
There are no marijuana dispensaries in Clifton. However, Clifton residents can buy recreational cannabis from cannabis dispensaries in a neighboring municipality with a government-issued identification card. They may need to bring cash as New Jersey marijuana dispensaries do not accept credit cards. Medical marijuana patients in Clifton may also purchase medical marijuana from neighboring cities with their New Jersey medical marijuana cards.
There are no legal sales of marijuana in Clifton.
The most popular strains of marijuana consumed by Clifton residents include Blueberry, Mob Boss, Runtz, Motorbreath, Gelato, and OG Kush breath.
No, it is illegal to smoke weed in public in Clifton. Also, it is illegal to smoke marijuana in areas where smoking cigarettes is banned.
Adults aged 21 years and older may possess up to 6 ounces of weed in Clifton. Medical marijuana patients may possess as much marijuana as recommended by their physicians.
No, it is illegal to ship cannabis in Clifton. Marijuana remains an illegal substance at the federal level and must not be taken across state lines.
Yes, Clifton residents aged 21 years and over can order cannabis online from dispensaries near the city and have it delivered to their residences.
No, marijuana dispensaries are prohibited in Clifton.
No. Tourists cannot use cannabis dispensaries in Clifton as there are no dispensaries in the city.
There are no marijuana dispensaries in Clifton. However, consumers visiting dispensaries in neighboring cities must present New Jersey identification cards before they can purchase weed. Medical marijuana patients can use their medical marijuana cards to identify themselves.
There are no medical or recreational marijuana dispensaries in Clifton.
There are no dispensaries in Clifton.
There are no dispensaries in Clifton.
Cannabis dispensaries are prohibited in Clifton. Dispensaries in other parts of New Jersey do not accept credit cards because marijuana is illegal at the federal level.
There are no dispensaries in Clifton, but Clifton residents can visit as many dispensaries as they want in a day in nearby cities.
Dispensaries are banned from operating in Clifton. However, dispensaries in other cities in New Jersey do not take health insurance because marijuana is illegal under federal laws.
There are no dispensaries in Clifton.
There are no licensed dispensaries in Clifton.
Clifton's cannabis regulator’s contact information can be found on the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission's website.
Clifton residents may report illegal cannabis activities to the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission via email or at (609) 373-7300. They may also contact Clifton City officials at (973) 470-5755. In addition, reports of illegal marijuana activities in Clinton may be filed with the Clifton Police Department at (973) 470-5908.