South Jersey could have medical marijuana dispensary in 2012

A medical marijuana center could open in a South Jersey town this year, with the mayor’s blessing.


Egg Harbor Mayor James Sonny McCullough says the medical marijuana clinic won’t be very public.

“It’s a very commercial area, it’s not near any major residential development,” said McCullough.  “There’s not even any public transportation there.  It is between the Atlantic City International and the Atlantic County Landfill on Delilah Road.  It is a warehouse location, with professional law enforcement people on hand.”

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McCullough says he couldn’t block the facility from opening, that location comes under state jurisdiction and it’s already zoned properly, but he feels that spot is a good fit.

“If you think about medical marijuana, it’s not a strong narcotic, it will be dispensed in a place with heavy security.  Every pharmacy in Egg Harbor Township and New Jersey dispenses much heavier narcotics than this location will do,” he said.

The facility could be up and running by the end of the year.  Similar facilities around the Garden State have struggled to gain zoning approval.

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