PO Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625-0360

For Release:
October 14, 2015

Cathleen D. Bennett
Acting Commissioner

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Breakwater Issued Final Permit to Operate as an Alternative Treatment Center

Second ATC in Central Region, Fifth Statewide to Dispense Medicinal Marijuana

The New Jersey Department of Health has issued a final permit to Breakwater Treatment & Wellness in Cranbury, Middlesex County to operate as an Alternative Treatment Center (ATC). The permit was issued after a final Department inspection of its facility.

Breakwater Treatment & Wellness will be the second ATC to operate in the central region and the fifth to operate in the state. The Medicinal Marijuana Program (MMP) currently has four ATCs dispensing: Greenleaf Compassion Center of Montclair, Compassionate Care Foundation of Egg Harbor, Garden State Dispensary of Woodbridge and Compassionate Sciences of Bellmawr in Camden County.

Breakwater officials said they will open by appointment only beginning tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 at 10:30 am. Patients can schedule an appointment by calling Breakwater at 732-703-7300 or booking an appointment online at BreakwaterATC.com

The Medical Marijuana Program will notify the more than 5,500 registered patients and caregivers that Breakwater has received a permit and can begin dispensing medicinal marijuana to registered patients and caregivers.

Patients and caregivers can visit the MMP's website if they choose to change the ATC designated to serve them. The change can also be made by calling the Customer Service Unit of the Medicinal Marijuana Program at 609-292-0424 and does not require changing ID cards.

Patients may refer to the FAQ section of the MMP website at nj.gov/health/medicalmarijuana/pat_faqs.shtml for additional information on this topic. The 350 physicians enrolled in the program are listed by county and medical specialty. A complete list of physicians participating in the program can be found at: www.state.nj.us/health/medicalmarijuana/find_phy_pat.shtml.

New Jersey residents interested in registering for the Medicinal Marijuana Program may do so by accessing www.state.nj.us/health/medicalmarijuana/pat_reg.shtml.

Additional information about the program, including contact information for the ATCs, is available at: www.state.nj.us/health/medicalmarijuana/find_atc.shtml

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Last Reviewed: 10/14/2015