New Jersey's first medical marijuana dispensary is finally opening its doors.

New Jersey's first medical marijuana dispensary opens its doors to patients this week. (David McNew, Getty Images)

Greenleaf Compassion Center in Montclair tells The Star-Ledger they initially will see patients by appointment only. About 20 patients are scheduled to meet Thursday with Greenleaf staff, who have been calling patients in the order the state issued their identification cards.

State officials have registered 338 patients, and another 61 applications are under review.

Patients are limited to no more than two ounces of marijuana per month. But Greenleaf initially plans to sell no more than a half-ounce to each person, so the supply can stretch to every registered patient.

In October, Greenleaf became the first medical marijuana provider licensed in New Jersey nearly three years after passage of a law to allow medicinal cannabis in the state.

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