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Pot Shop Not a Done Deal

The medical marijuana dispensary, slated to be open in Woodbridge, still faces hurdles before it comes to fruition.


Mayor John McCormac may be within months to Woodbridge, but there are still a few steps before that becomes a reality.

The former , which closed last year, is on Route 1, which is a redevelopment zone. An official in the town's planning department said that the project has to come before the Woodbridge Redevelopment Agency, and then the Planning Board, before it's approved. 

Route 1 in Woodbridge is a redevelopment zone, the offical explained.

The various hearings the project must go through will give township residents an opportunity to weigh in on siting the marijuana warehouse within town limits.

"It has to come before different agencies to be approved," the official said.

Time's a-wasting, though; McCormac said earlier this week that the warehouse could be open in as little as four months.

The medical marijuana store, operated by Compassionate Care Centers of New Jersey, is one of just six such sites licensed to operate by the state in dispensing the plant to patients with illness that qualify for the prescription.

Approximately 100 patients have signed up with the NJ Dept. of Health's and paid the $200 fee for the opportunity to legally buy marijuana.

McCormac said that he knew about the controverisal project for over a year, yet he didn't share that information with members of the town council. 

McCormac's office didn't return repeated phone calls for this article.

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gam August 31, 2012 at 11:16 PM
I agree 100%. Ignorance is dangerous....please people educate yourself regarding this issue. This would be prescribed by a doctor, not a walk in buy a joint convenience store!
gam August 31, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Oh and to John Ulman...this "treatment" was suggested to someone in my family by their doctor, a specialist in his field. It is a disgrace that someone might have to risk arrest in their desperate attempt to offer some pain relief to someone they love.
John Ulman August 31, 2012 at 11:32 PM
I understand your point, I have been sick with cancer for 33 years and I and having problems for the last 4 years it force me to retire. I understand I don't understand a Doctor tell your friend to us pot if he didn't have a way to get legal. I think you can get it from store in Calf. On the web
John Ulman August 31, 2012 at 11:34 PM
If it's controlled so not any person can buy it, that great
John Ulman September 02, 2012 at 01:45 AM
Kids can get by almost any legal laws and buy the drug. No I don't think a kid can get addicted. But if may cause them to try stronger drugs. I have used grass in Veitnam and when I came home I tried something stronger. I never used either again.

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