First Marijuana Dispensary in Jersey Set to Start Selling

Step right up and purchase your legal, government-regulated, potency-reduced, medical marijuana, New Jersey. The Garden State’s first medical marijuana dispensary, Greenleaf Compassion Center, has received a permit to open for business. Jersey Health Commissioner Mary O’Dowd says that the facility passed its final inspections and that she expects it to open by the end of 2012. The Essex County dispensary will be the first of its kind in Jersey, even though five other nonprofits received preliminary approval more than a year ago. The other organizations, including the two in South Jersey, have struggled to get local approval. [Inquirer]