TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The group that is licensed to run New Jersey's first legal medical marijuana dispensary is paranoid over sales taxes.
Greenleaf Compassion Center co-founder Joe Stevens tells The Star-Ledger the only thing keeping the group from opening in a Montclair storefront is the state's decision on whether it must charge sales taxes.
But the state Health Department says the shop can open now even if the sales tax issue is not decided for good.
State Sen. Nicholas Scutari, a main sponsor of the law allowing pot for patients, says he intended for cannabis to be subject to a 7% sales tax. But the law is silent on the issue of sales taxes.
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June 19 is National Dine Out Day. Restaurants and vendors across the country are contributing a percentage of their revenues for the day to the NJ Relief Fund to benefit Superstorm Sandy victims.
One bird may have been responsible for several hundred Hoboken residents losing power.
One bird may have been responsible for several hundred Hoboken residents losing power. A spokeswoman for Public Service Electric & Gas says the bird touched a transformer on Clinton Street near Columbus Park Wednesday morning.