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N.J. Issues Second Grow Permit to Egg Harbor Alternative Treatment Center

Per the Star Ledger:

"The New Jersey Health Department issued a permit today for a nonprofit group to begin growing medical marijuana for state-sanctioned dispensary outside Atlantic City — the second one in New Jersey — and said it would be ready for patients to buy in September.

"The approval for Compassionate Care Foundation Inc. of Egg Harbor Township comes more than two years after it was selected as one of New Jersey’s six "alternative treatment centers."

"Finding a location, private financing and clearing the state’s vetting process proved more challenging than the foundation had anticipated."

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"A crop generally takes about three months to grow and be prepared for sale, after which the Health Department tests it for mold, pesticides and potency before any is sold.

"'Once Compassionate Care Foundation is permitted to operate as an alternative treatment center, patients will be notified of the opening date,' a Health Department press release said.

"Thomas said patients would be given a month’s notice so they could begin signing up with the dispensary. When marijuana is available, it will be sold by appointment in the order in which the center receives the orders, he said."

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