NEW JERSEY (PIX11) — New Jersey will begin legal sales of recreational marijuana starting April 21, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday.

Adults 21 years and older will be able to legally purchase cannabis and cannabis products without a medical card, Murphy said.

The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission is issuing licenses to seven medical cannabis facilities to begin selling recreational cannabis, including at 13 retail dispensaries. Three of the facilities are in the northern part of New Jersey, three are in the southern part, and one is in central New Jersey.

A list of locations opening on April 21 will be posted on the Commission’s website as soon as the facilities confirm the date they are beginning operations.

“This is an exciting time for New Jersey,” said New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission executive director Jeff Brown. “New Jerseyans voted overwhelmingly to have access to adult-use cannabis and it is now here. I am very proud of the work the Commission has done over the past year to open the market. We have been intentional and deliberate to do everything in our power to set the market on good footing to start.”

New Jersey is one of 18 states that have legalized recreational marijuana.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.