New Jersey announced its six picks on Monday for treatment centers that can grow and sell medical marijuana.
The state Department of Health and Senior Services announced that the North Jersey locations are Montclair and Secaucus. In Central Jersey, the winners will locate in Manalapan and New Brunswick.
In South Jersey, Bellmawr has been chosen and another will be determined, either in Camden County or Burlington.
The Greenleaf Compassion Center will operate the Montclair location.
"We have developed a plan whose success would be measured by our ability to provide patients with products that will improve their quality of life," the applicant said, according to the state.
The announcement comes as legislators and advocates challenge the rules the state devised to run the medical marijuana program.
They include a limit of 10 percent on the THC content of the marijuana, as well as restrictions on doctors who sign up to participate.
One senator who was a co-sponsor of the law that passed in January 2010, Sen. Nicholas Scutari, is trying to use a little known section of the state constitution to overturn the Christie Administration rules.
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