Nearly three years after then-governor Jon Corzine signed a medical cannabis bill into law, New Jersey’s first weed dispensary is set to open in Montclair. Monday, the state’s health department announced that the Greenleaf Compassion Center has passed all regulatory tests and can operate as soon as it is ready. Though the bill was signed in January of 2010, huge political obstacles, like Republican Governor Chris Christie, have kept the dispensaries from opening. According to Greenleaf president Joseph Stephens, there is no clear timeline for opening the center, though so far, 320 potential patients have signed up to use medical weed and 175 N.J. physicians are onboard with recommending it.

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