TRENTON, NJ (WCBS 880) – It’s been a tough go for state approved medical marijuana facilities trying to open in New Jersey.

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Towns like Upper Freehold recently passed ordinances to keep them from opening within their limits with residents concerned about security.

“I tell some of these jerks that if they will calm down and look at the facts,” Monmouth County State Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon, who points out that these facilities already have security plan and he’s introducing a bill next week. “Nobody can get protection under my bill without making sure there is 24/7 manned security.”

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It also allows for locally approved security measures.

“As long as, ultimately, we get this legal drug into the hands of the people who need it, that’s my goal,” he said.

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