The Division of Consumer Affairs issued warning letters to several businesses that “gift” customers cannabis when they order baked goods or snacks.

NJ Green Direct, Sky High Munchies, Slumped Kitchen and West Winds Wellness received letters from the DCR on June 15.

In the letters, the DCR told the four companies that they’re under investigation for violation of the Consumer Fraud Act, which prohibits unconscionable business practices, misrepresentation and deception in the marketplace. The letters note that, despite the characterization of the included cannabis as “gifts,” it appears to be central to the sales transaction and not really gifts at all.

“In legalizing adult-use cannabis in New Jersey, the Legislature made it clear they were creating a regulated market with restrictions on how that market operates,” said Attorney General Grewal in a prepared statement. “Instead of waiting for those regulations to be established, some vendors have decided to move forward on their own, in ways that the law does not allow. Today we’re making it clear that we will not permit these entities to undermine the regulated cannabis marketplace the Legislature created or to compete unfairly with properly licensed cannabis businesses.”

Grewal

“In legalizing adult-use cannabis in New Jersey, the Legislature made it clear they were creating a regulated market with restrictions…



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