Monmouth Will Have First Medical Marijuana Dispensary – Jersey Shore Online


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  EATONTOWN – Monmouth County’s first medical marijuana dispensary will be opened in Eatontown on September 17, according to the New Jersey Department of Health.

  The county has 7,341 patients in the program. The state has 86,000. The facility will be the twelfth in New Jersey. This one will be a satellite dispensary run by Garden State Dispensary.

  “Expanding access to our growing patient population continues to be a high priority especially during these unprecedented times,” said Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli. “The opening of this site will provide residents in the Monmouth County area better access to products they need to treat their conditions.”

  There are 3,300 caregivers and 1,200 physicians enrolled in the program, according to the state.

  Patients and caregivers can visit the Division of Medicinal Marijuana’s website if they choose to change their preferred alternative treatment center. The change can also be made by calling the Customer Service Unit of the Division at 844-419-9712 and does not require changing ID cards.

  For information, visit nj.gov/health.

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Chris Lundy is News Editor at Micromedia. He has covered Ocean County news and features in various publications since 2003. Lundy worked for Gannett with articles in The Beacon, Observer and Asbury Park Press. He’s also written for the Community Connection, Patch and ShoreBeat.

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