First In New Jersey – Camden County Dispensary To Make Marijuana Lozenges, Lotion


Compassionate Sciences Alternative Treatment Center said it has become the first New Jersey medical marijuana dispensary to receive final state approval to manufacture new medical cannabis products for registered patients.

The Bellmawr, New Jersey dispensary said pharmaceutical-grade products are made with cannabis extracts and include two topical forms and one oral form. The topical products will be available to patients within a week, while lozenges are scheduled to be available within a month.

“These products have been formulated to meet the state’s high standards of quality,” said Dr. Steven Patierno, a member of the medical board of advisors for PalliaTech Inc., which operates the dispensary, cultivation and manufacturing units for Compassionate Sciences. “For children and elderly patients, in particular, topical and oral forms of medical cannabis are a crucially needed alternative to inhaled medicines, which can be difficult to administer to those patients.”

The new offerings will expand the Camden County company’s product line of more than a dozen medical cannabis strains available to patients.

Compassionate Sciences opened the state’s fourth dispensary in October 2015.

Pennsylvania lawmakers approved the use of medical marijuana earlier this year. The state Department of Health is now developing regulations for the program, which is expected to begin in early 2018.

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