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2nd medical marijuana dispensary approved in NJ

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EGG HARBOR TWP. -

It's been a long road, but now it's nothing but greener pastures ahead for Tom Prendergast, General Manager of the Compassionate Care Foundation, as the non–profit organization received its final permit for distribution for Medical Marijuana.

"Well, we got a call from the state of New Jersey from the Department of Health Medical Marijuana program, and we were told we were given our permit," explains GM Tom Prendergast. "It was a long process. We had a lot of regulations in which we had to comply with. We were able to do that, and here we are today with our permit," he continues.

Prendergast and his supporters are looking forward to offering relief to the sick and terminally ill. Enjoying support from State Senator Jim Whelan, who helped pass the garden state's medical marijuana law.

"Medical marijuana safely prescribed, safely distributed is a tremendous relief to those people," claims the Senator. "We're talking about people who are suffering from incurable diseases, people with cancer, people with major illnesses like MS. They're going to be able to get some relief," he finishes.

With the major hurdle of securing a permit now out of the way, CCF officials say that now the real work begins.

"Well the next step, is that now we have the permit in hand, we are allowed to harvest the crop and package the medicine," says Prendergast.

And begin scheduling appointments for patients in need. (The clinic plans to open its doors at the end of the month).

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