Two Monmouth County communities have moved forward on plans this summer to support a dispensary within their borders if licensed by New Jersey's medical marijuana program.
The Freehold Borough Council voted unanimously on Aug. 19 to support a facility proposed by Garden State Botanicals at a site on Throckmorton Street. The plan still needs approval from the state Department of Health.
Further along in the process, Garden State Dispensary, headquartered in Woodbridge, received state approval in July to open a second satellite medical marijuana dispensary in Eatontown, according to the Asbury Park Press. The dispensary has a satellite spot in Union. The Monmouth County location would require a state permit before opening.
There's also interest in Hunterdon County, where the Flemington Borough Council voted 3-1 in June to support the idea of a medical marijuana dispensary in the community. As reported by MyCentralJersey, there are limited locations along Routes 31 or 202 where a dispensary can open. State regulations do not allow dispensaries within 1,000 feet of schools or parks.