“New Jersey is seeking to double its number of medical marijuana dispensaries,” Gov. Phil Murphy stated Monday. The state is requesting applications for six new dispensaries, up from the six that now operate in the state. Officials say 10,000 new patients have become eligible under the program since January, bringing the total to 25,000.
“We look forward to the opening of six new dispensaries so we can ensure that all qualifying patients who want access to medicinal marijuana can have it,” Murphy said.
According to Murphy, applicants must operate a dispensary that cultivates and manufactures medical cannabis. The facility can be for-profit or a nonprofit and must file a business plan along with a budget specifying revenues and expenses over five years, the administration said. There would be two new locations in the northern, central and southern parts of the state.
In March, his administration added five conditions to be eligible for medical marijuana in the state of New Jersey : anxiety, migraines, Tourette’s syndrome, chronic pain related to musculoskeletal disorders and chronic visceral pain. Murphy also lowered the patient fee to participate in the program from $200 to $100, with a $20 rate for veterans and seniors.
The marijuana prohibition era is getting realer and realer every year, pretty soon its going to be BIGGER than the alcohol industry, as it has already proven itself.
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