NJ's First Medical Dispensary OK'd to Open, But Remains Closed

New Jersey's first medical marijuana dispensary cleared all of its legal hurdles weeks ago and has permission to begin business, according to officials.  

Greenleaf Compassion Center in Montclair was approved to dispense medical marijuana on November 2, but it has yet to open its doors.

The company said it's working to finalize an opening date. Its product was tested and approved, according to the state's Department of Health. 

The center is slated to serve New Jersey residents who suffer from debilitating medical conditions such as multiple sclerosis or have a terminal illness — when a doctor has predicted fewer than 12 months to live.

Five other dispensaries have been issued licenses, but just two have established locations. The second center, the Compassionate Care Foundation, will be located in Egg Harbor Township.