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July 27, 2017

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Harmony Foundation Issued Permit to Grow Medicinal Marijuana

Sixth Alternative Treatment Center Permitted to Grow in NJ

The New Jersey Department of Health today issued a permit to Harmony Foundation in Secaucus, Hudson County to begin growing medicinal marijuana. The permit was issued after a comprehensive review including several site inspections, background checks of its corporate officers and a review of its security operations and cultivation facility.

Harmony Foundation will be the sixth Alternative Treatment Center (ATC) to operate in the state. The Medicinal Marijuana Program (MMP) currently has five ATCs dispensing: Greenleaf Compassion Center of Montclair, Compassionate Care Foundation of Egg Harbor, Garden State Dispensary of Woodbridge, Breakwater Alternative Treatment Center of Cranbury and Compassionate Sciences of Bellmawr.

After Harmony Foundation’s product has been tested by the state laboratory and the dispensary is operational and inspected by the MMP, a second permit will be issued to operate and dispense as an ATC. Once Harmony Foundation is permitted as an ATC, the MMP will notify the more than 13,200 active patients and 620 caregivers by email of the opening date and procedure for registering with the ATC. Harmony Foundation officials said the facility is expected to begin dispensing medicinal marijuana to registered patients and caregivers by the end of 2017.

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 MMP at 609-292-0424 and does not require changing ID cards.

Patients can refer to the FAQ section of the MMP website for additional information. The 474 active physicians enrolled in the program are listed by county and medical specialty. Find a participating doctor here.

New Jersey residents interested in registering for the MMP can click here.

Additional information about the MMP, including contact information for the ATCs, is available here.

For more information, visit Harmony Foundation’s website.

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Last Reviewed: 7/27/2017