Greenleaf Compassion Center
The New Jersey Health Department announced Friday that Compassionate Care Foundation in Egg Harbor Township can open. The dispensary has not announced exactly what day it will open.
It’s been more than three years since medical marijuana was legalized in New Jersey and only one dispensary has opened in the entire state while other clinics have been mired in bureaucratic red tape.
The state health department apologized for the error and said it has taken steps to prevent the error from happening again.
About 20 patients were scheduled to meet with staff Thursday at the Greenleaf Compassion Center in Montclair.
Greenleaf Compassion Center in Montclair became the first licensed medical marijuana dispensary in the state on Oct. 15.
The Division of Taxation made the decision in keeping with the intent of the original medical marijuana legislation signed by Gov. Jon Corzine in 2010, according to State Treasury spokesman Andy Pratt.
It’s the first time state officials have allowed cannabis to be planted and grown since New Jersey’s medical marijuana law passed more than two years ago.