SECAUCUS AND BEYOND – A group in Jersey City and a medical treatment facility in Secaucus were among six places or groups licensed by the state of New Jersey to run nonprofit alternative treatment centers (ATC’s) for medicinal marijuana, the state Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday. The Jersey City group would actually use a facility in New Brunswick.
The six were chosen from 21 applicants.
“This is pioneering territory for the state of New Jersey. We are now one step closer to providing patients with debilitating conditions relief from chronic pain,” said Commissioner Poonam Alaigh, M.D. “The Department anticipates that these ATCs will be operating this summer in the Northern, Central and Southern Regions of the state.”
The two local recipients are:
· 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.
· 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.