Bennabis Health partners with South Jersey dispensary to deliver affordable medical cannabis

Bennabis Health of Cranford this week said it has entered into a contractual partnership with the Botanist dispensaries of southern New Jersey.

Patients who have or get a medical cannabis card will now be able to find Bennabis Health membership program benefits available at the Botanist locations, including Atlantic City, Egg Harbor Township and Williamstown.

Bennabis Health said it is the first company to offer a membership program for patients eligible for a medical cannabis card. It views this partnership as the next step of advancing its mission to increase medical cannabis affordability and growing its membership program.

“Expanding access and affordability across our home state has been a top priority,” Bennabis Health President Don Parisi said.

The Botanist dispensaries are developed by Acreage Holdings. They offer high-quality products and pay meticulous attention to every detail, from seed to sale. The Botanist’s product line in New Jersey includes a wide variety of whole flower strains, pre-rolls and vape cartridges available in the brand’s retail locations and other dispensaries.

“The Botanist has proudly served New Jersey medical patients for almost five years and is thrilled to partner with Bennabis Health to continue providing access and affordable health coverage to patients across the state,” Acreage General Manager for the state of New Jersey Brian Sickora said.

Currently, there are no health insurance plans that reimburse for medical cannabis, which is why Bennabis Health set its course to change that when it launched the first-of-its-kind membership program March 1, the first step on the road to health plan coverage for medical cannabis. The company aims to be the first in the nation to offer health coverage for patients who need help paying for their cannabis.