With an abortion clinic and a head shop just to the south on a tree-lined block of Bloomfield Avenue, and Thai and Indian restaurants, a bike shop and a veterinarian’s office to the north, a New York Times article published Friday said that New Jersey's first medical marijuana dispensary should fit right into a town—Montclair—with commercial establishments as eclectic as its residents.
The article says that, almost two and a half years after New Jersey passed a law legalizing marijuana for medicinal use, Montclair is one of only two communities — the other is Egg Harbor Township — on the verge of housing dispensaries.
“The response has been overwhelming, people coming up to us and shaking our hands and saying it’s a great thing for the town,” Joe Stevens, a founder and chief executive of Greenleaf, told the newspaper, noting that even those who show up regularly to protest in front of the abortion clinic next door “have told us they welcome our business.”
In April 2012, the Department of Health and Senior Services to the Greenleaf Compassion Center on Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair to grow medicinal marijuana.
To read the full New York Times article, go here.