New Jersey's newest medical marijuana dispensary opened Wednesday, the first facility added as part of the governor's massive medical marijuana expansion plan.
Located in Bellmawr, the dispensary -- formerly known as Compassionate Sciences -- opened a satellite location across the street from the existing location, which will become the dispensary's cultivation facility. Compassionate Sciences will now be called Curaleaf, named after the company that bought it less than a year ago.
"Our expansion into a larger dispensary mirrors not only Curaleaf's growth but also the progression of medical marijuana access within the state," said George Schidlovsky, Curaleaf New Jersey's president, in a statement. He added that the new location will allow the dispensary to serve more patients than it currently serves. (Curaleaf operates dispensaries in a number of other states.)