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Report: New Jersey’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Set To Open

Medical Marijuana (file/credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Medical Marijuana (file/credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

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MONTCLAIR, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Two months after being awarded New Jersey’s first medical marijuana license, Greenleaf Compassion Center in Montclair is ready to open its doors to customers.

The dispensary told the Star-Ledger newspaper that they will initially only see patients by appointment. About 20 patients are scheduled to meet with dispensary staffers on Thursday.

Greenleaf staff members have been calling patients in the order they received their medical marijuana identification cards.

Under state law, patients are limited to no more than two ounces of marijuana per month, but Greenleaf said it initially plans to sell patients no more than a half-ounce each month to ensure there is enough supply for all registered patients.

Greenleaf became the first licensed medical marijuana dispensary in the state on Oct. 15 and remains the only dispensary in the state.

Patients were first able to register for medical marijuana ID cards in August. Patients must be recommended by one of the 150 doctors in 20 counties who are participating in the program in order to register.

Medical marijuana was made legal in the Garden State nearly three years ago as Gov. Jon Corzine was leaving office.

Last week, state officials announced medical marijuana would be subject to state sales tax. The potency of the marijuana will also be regulated by the state.

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