First N.J. Medical Marijuana Facility to Open Thursday in Montclair

New Jersey’s first medical marijuana dispensary will open Thursday.

The five-member Board of Trustees for Greenleaf Compassion Center in Montclair initially will be seeing patients by appointment only, starting 10 a.m Thursday, said Joe Stevens, board member and Greenleaf co-founder.

About 20 patients have been scheduled to meet with Greenleaf staff Thursday to fill out paperwork and discuss their medical history and how the drug might help alleviate their symptoms. They will walk away with the first legal marijuana sold in the state.

Greenleaf staff are calling patients in the order the state issued their identification cards, Stevens said. People who show up without an appointment will not be seen, he said.

“Patients have been waiting patiently, and we want to be fair,” Stevens said today.

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