New Jersey Business Action Center

Department of State
New Jersey Business Action Center
The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State

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How NJBAC Can Assist Cannabis Applicants

One of the best ways the Cannabis Training Academy (CTA) can help local cannabis entrepreneurs start their business journey is by providing pertinent information and services to ensure your budding business is compliant within the state of New Jersey. All items below are required to register on the NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) portal to start the cannabis licensing application.

BUSINESS NAME: Your business name reflects your brand and is your first piece of marketing. To check availability for the name you want, visit:
EIN Number: Your EIN # registers your company for federal tax purposes. Once you know your name is available, visit
Create Legal Entity/Business Registration to set up your legal structure and all your accounts, including employee withholding and state taxes. Visit

After completing the steps above, register as a woman/minority/veteran-owned or small business. Learn about business certification and eligibility at:

Any questions, call the NJBAC at 1-800-Jersey7 OR Chat with the NJBAC online at:

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