September 15, 2020 | Number of The Day
First medical marijuana dispensary for Monmouth County brings to 12 the total in New Jersey

The New Jersey Department of Health has issued a permit to Garden State Dispensary to open a satellite dispensary in Eatontown. Set to open Sept. 17, it will be the 12th facility allowed to dispense marijuana for medical use in the state and the first in Monmouth County.

Monmouth County has 7,341 patients in the medical marijuana program, the 4th largest enrollment by county. Statewide, more than 86,000 patients, 3,300 caregivers and 1,200 physicians are enrolled.

The 11 other dispensaries are Greenleaf Compassion Center of Montclair, The Botanist (Compassionate Care Foundation) of Egg Harbor and Atlantic City, Garden State Dispensary of Woodbridge and Union Township, Breakwater Alternative Treatment Center of Cranbury, Curaleaf NJ, Inc. in Bellmawr, Harmony Dispensary in Secaucus, Rise in Paterson, Zen Leaf Elizabeth and Columbia Care in Vineland.