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New Jersey’s Third Medical Marijuana Center Set to Open Soon

Marijuana FacilityYale Galanter represents the Compassionate Care Center of America Foundation Inc. who recently had their plans for a medical marijuana center in Woodbridge, New Jersey approved. Below is an excerpt from an article and a link to the original source.

State’s Third Medical Marijuana Center to Open in Woodbridge Come September

By Andrew Kitchenman

It looks like it will be a fall harvest for medical marijuana in New Jersey.

State officials have approved plans for a medical marijuana center in Woodbridge to open as soon as September, the same month that another center is scheduled to open in Egg Harbor Township.

The centers would triple the number of places in New Jersey where marijuana is legally grown and sold to patients, following the opening of the first center in December in Montclair.

This schedule would dramatically increase the pace of openings under the tight regulatory oversight of the Christie administration, which has been accused by some medical marijuana advocates of foot-dragging.

Compassionate Care Center of America Foundation Inc. is planning to operate the Woodbridge center daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., according to foundation attorney Yale Galanter.

“It’s great news,” said Galanter, who is based in Florida, the same state where foundation president David Weisser lives. “All things being equal I would say [the center will open in] September, October at the latest. ”

While Greenleaf Compassion Center of Montclair, the state’s first medical marijuana center, is operating on limited hours and plans to serve a geographically limited clientele, Galanter said he expects the Woodbridge Center to meet demand from across the state.

“I think our operation is going to be much bigger than the Montclair operation,” Galanter said.

Galanter didn’t join criticism of the administration’s approach to the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act, a law that Gov. Chris Christie didn’t support, although he has overseen its implementation.

“The program is just going through its growing pains,” said Galanter, who added that he didn’t think there have been any “undue” delays.

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