NJ announces 6 locations for medical pot sales

March 22, 2011 2:17:31 PM PDT
New Jersey officials say the first centers to legally grow and sell marijuana in the state will be spread out at sites including Manalapan, Montclair and Camden County's Bellmawr.

The state Health Department on Monday announced the list of six new nonprofit groups that are getting licenses to open alternative treatment centers.

The six winners were picked from among applications from 21 groups.

No winner is getting a license to operate more than one center, although several applied for multiple licenses.

The centers will be located in Manalapan, New Brunswick, Bellmawr, Montclair, Secaucus and a yet-to-be-named location in Burlington or Camden County.

It's not clear exactly when the centers could open. Regulations governing their operation are not yet finalized.

Only patients with certain medical conditions could buy the pot.

The successful applicants are::

Breakwater Alternative Treatment Center, Corp., Ocean, Central Region; Board of Trustees/Officers: Richard Lefkowitz, CEO; H. Alexander Zaleski, COO. The ATC would be located in Manalapan, Monmouth County.

Compassionate Care Centers of America Foundation Inc. (CCCAF), Jersey City, Central Region; Board of Directors: David Weisser, Michael Weisser and Anastasia Burlyuk. The ATC would be located in New Brunswick, Middlesex County.

Compassionate Care Foundation Inc., West Trenton, Southern Region; Board of Trustees: William J. Thomas, David Knowlton, James C. Herrmann, Ann Marie Hill, Jeffrey Warren, JoAnn Lange, Mark Dumoff. The ATC would be located in Bellmawr, Camden County.

Compassionate Sciences, Inc. ATC, Sea Cliff, NY, Southern Region; Board of Trustees, CEO Richard Taney, Dr. Steven Paterno, CFO Jack Burkolder; Webster Todd. The location of the ATC is undetermined, but will be located in either Burlington or Camden County.

Foundation Harmony, Cliffside Park, Northern Region; Board of Directors: Maria Karavas, Ida Umanskaya, Margarita Ivanova and Dmitri Bajanov. The ATC would be in Secaucus, Hudson County.

Greenleaf Compassion Center, Montclair, Northern Region; Board of Trustees: Joseph Stevens, president, CEO; Jordan A. Matthews, Robert J. Guarino. The ATC would be in Montclair, Essex County.