800 turn out for NJ medical marijuana application conference

800 turn out for NJ medical marijuana application conference

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Gov. Phil Murphy announced July 16 that the state is requesting applications for six new medical marijuana dispensaries to add to the existing six operational dispensaries, including Compassionate Care Foundation in Egg Harbor Township. Press Archives TRENTON — Hundreds of applicants are seeking to secure one of six opportunities to get a piece of New Jersey’s medical marijuana industry. About 800 representatives and interested parties turned out Thursday for the state Department of Health’s required application conference, officials said, where they learned what it would take to get a license for an alternative treatment center. “I’m certainly humbled by the fact that there’s such a huge outpouring of interest and support,” said Jeff Brown, assistant commissioner of the Health Department’s medical marijuana program. One of those centers could end up in Pleasantville. Representatives from Superior Grow Lab won over support from City Council on Monday to cultivate, process and dispense medical marijuana at The Press of Atlantic City’s former site at 11 Devins Lane. James DiNatale, owner of RGC3 LLC, purchaser of the old Press building, and George Miller, an Atlantic City-based attorney and president and co-founder of Superior Grow, said Thursday’s conference was informative and they were optimistic about getting one of the licenses. Gov. Phil Murphy announced July 16 that the state is requesting applications for six new dispensaries to add to the existing six operational dispensaries, including Compassionate Care Foundation in Egg Harbor Township. The Health Department received 530 questions about the process in the following weeks. About 25,000 patients and 1,000 caregivers participate in the medical marijuana program, said health officials July 2. Murphy said 10,000 new patients had signed on since January, many of whom became eligible after the state expanded the program’s list of qualified conditions earlier this year. Cannabis cash left out […]

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