New Jersey now has two more medical marijuana dispensaries.
The state Department of Health this week issued permits to Zen Leaf in Elizabeth, which will open Friday, and Columbia Care, which will open early June in Vineland.
Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said the new dispensaries will allow patients to better access their medicine during the pandemic.
In March, the state provided waivers to allow dispensaries to provide curbside pick-up, telephone consultations, bulk discounts and reduced caregiver fees.
The new dispensaries open months before voters will be asked whether to approve recreational marijuana in New Jersey.