First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens in New Jersey

Three years after the law allowing such establishments passed


MONTCLAIR, N.J. — They skulked in and out like criminals, shoulders hunched, heads down, declining to comment.

It was the opening of New Jersey's first and so far only medical marijuanadispensary, in downtown Montclair, on Thursday, nearly three years after the law allowing such enterprises was passed. The opening had been delayed by political battles over whether it would lead to the de facto legalization of marijuana.