New Jersey may open more medical marijuana dispensaries, according to the state's health commissioner.
In early April, Gov. Chris Christie proposed allocating $1.6 million to fund New Jersey's three-year-old medical marijuana program, doubling the initial spending plan.
Commissioner Mary O'Dowd told the state Senate Budget Committee that the extra money would be used to build and maintain treatment centers, as well as cover costs for inspections, testing protocols, and monitoring stores.
New Jersey currently only has one fully operational dispensary in Montclair, with four more in the process of acquiring state approval.