New Jersey seeks applicants for new medical marijuana firms

New Jersey is seeking applicants to operate up to 108 new medical marijuana businesses

The state Health Department announced Monday that the applications for the new licenses will be available July 1 and must be submitted by Aug. 15.

It marks the first time the state will issue separate licenses for growers, processors and retailers.

New Jersey currently has six medical marijuana businesses in operation, and they all grow, process and sell marijuana in-house. Six other providers were selected last year but haven't been licensed yet.