BURLINGTON COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) – It appears that South Jersey’s two state-approved medical marijuana licensees both plan to set up shop in Burlington County.

New York-based Compassionate Sciences has an application pending before the Maple Shade zoning board to open a dispensary in an old furniture store on Route 73.

A hearing on that motion is set for next week. Township officials are more than a little reluctant to discuss the idea prior to that.

Then there’s the Compassionate Care Foundation, with offices in Mount Laurel, which has been looking for months for a site to set up shop. They seem to have settled on a onetime factory in Westampton, where the marijuana will be grown, processed, and doled out by prescription.  No need for a zoning variance there.

It’s thought that, barring some legal problem, they could be up and running early next year, as New Jersey finalizes regulations.

Reported by David Madden, KYW Newsradio 1060

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