First medical marijuana dispensary in Warren County to open today in Phillipsburg

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (Warren County) – The New Jersey Department of Health Monday issued a permit allowing TerrAscend to begin dispensing medical cannabis in Phillipsburg. TerrAscend is operating their dispensary under the name, “The Apothecarium.”

This is the 13th facility dispensing marijuana for medical use in New Jersey and the first to operate in Warren County.

The Phillipsburg location, 55 South Main Street, is set to open today, November 24. TerrAscend is currently cultivating and processing in Boonton Township, Morris County.

According to Apothecarium’s website, they will open at 11:00 a.m. and will start seeing patients by appointment only and no walk-ins.

“Expanding access to our growing patient population continues to be a high priority especially during these unprecedented times,” Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said. “The opening of this site will provide residents in the Northwestern New Jersey better access to products they need to treat their conditions.”

The 12 other ATCs currently dispensing include Ascend Wellness of Montclair, The Botanist (Compassionate Care Foundation) of Egg Harbor and Atlantic City, Garden State Dispensary of Woodbridge, Eatontown and Union Township, Breakwater Alternative Treatment Center of Cranbury, Curaleaf NJ, Inc. in Bellmawr, Harmony Dispensary in Secaucus, Rise in Paterson, Zen Leaf Elizabeth and Columbia Care in Vineland.

Participation in the program continues to grow. There are currently over 97,500 patients, 3,600 caregivers and 1,250 physicians enrolled.

Patients and caregivers can visit the Division of Medicinal Marijuana’s website if they choose to change their preferred ATC. The change can also be made by calling the Customer Service Unit of the Division at 844-419-9712 and does not require changing ID cards.

Patients can refer to the FAQ section of the website for additional information. Active physicians enrolled in the program are listed by county and medical specialty.

New Jersey residents interested in registering for medicinal marijuana can click here. Registration requires an authorization by a participating physician.

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