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New Jersey Announces 6 Locations For Medical Marijuana Sales

TRENTON, NJ (CBS) – New Jersey has chosen 6 non-profits that will operate Alternative Treatment Centers for the state’s medical marijuana program.

Monday’s announcement by the Department of Health and Senior Services marks another step toward the medical marijuana program becoming a reality.

Director of Legal and Regulatory Compliance, Devon Graf, says two centers will serve South Jersey — in Bellmawr, Camden County, and the other in either Camden or Burlington County, “We will move to get those up and running as soon as possible. At that point they will be growing and hopefully opening for business sometime in late summer-early fall.”

The centers will also monitor the cannabis for quality and potency. 

Coalition for Medical Marijuana Executive Director Ken Wolski, said his group has serious concerns over what he describes as an overly-restrictive compassionate-use medical marijuana law, which limits THC — the main psychoactive component in marijuana — to a maximum of 10%, roughly half the amount allowed by other states.

“It’s kind of funny that the department of health recognizes that marijuana has these medicinal properties, yet they’re arbitrarily limiting the amount of medicine that could be available in the marijuana — and the dosage is already limited to two ounces a month,” Wolski said.

Reported by Molly Daly, KYW Newsradio 1060

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  • neil jensen

    Im just gonna say this is a really big move for new jersey and i approve

  • Jason Mueller

    This is a huge win for the Marijuana Policy Project, New Jersey and hopefully will be foreshadowing that the Philly Chapter of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law) will see success in their plea that Pennsylvania should follow suit.

    Medicinal marijuana is an effective treatment for migraine sufferers, people suffering from Crohnes disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and has been proven by a Florida study to topically cure genital herpes.

    Demographics of users of marijuana range from teens to the elderly, and from the blue collar workforce to millionaires in Hollywood, millionaires in your backyard and lawyers, doctors, writers, executives, accountants and people of good moral ethic and strong work ethic.

    Let’s rid PA of their contrived notion that every marijuana user is a bumbling buffoon – let’s work towards a greener future in ALL ways!

    Obama shouldn’t have scoffed at this issue – it was voted #1 for a REASON!

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