The Garden State has a new legal medical marijuana garden and dispensary opening today. The appropriately-named Garden State Dispensary in Woodbridge is the third dispensary in the state to open since the program was approved and signed into in 2010.
The dispensary, which has been legally allowed to grow cannabis since August in a converted electronics superstore, received their operations license in late November. They’ve actually been serving a few patients for the last few weeks to make sure things work smoothly, but plan to hold a grand opening ceremony today.
It’s been a slow, uphill climb to get access to medical cannabis in New Jersey and only now are the state’s roughly 1,500 medical marijuana patients starting to have a reliable source of medical cannabis.
Medical patients are allowed two ounces every 30 days. The shop will sell pre-packaged eighths and quarters.
New Jersey Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon recognized the slow progress. “This has been a long process, but today is a great day for those suffering from chronic illness and pain,” O’Scanlon told Greater Media Newspapers yesterday.
We’re not 100% on this, but the shops seem to be operated similarly to a chain of dispensaries in Colorado that operate under the name Rocky Mountain High. The logo is nearly the same, and the bud bar photo on the front page of the otherwise bland Garden State Dispensary website is actually from the Rocky Mountain High dispensary website.
Below, check out one patient’s visit to Garden State last week from SativaCross.com:
If you’re a New Jersey patient and want to schedule an appointment, send a note to [email protected] or call 848-999-2005