Law & Politics October 16, 2012 New Jersey Issues First Permit for Medical Marijuana Moirai New Jersey issued its first permit to a medical marijuana distributor in Montclair and expects it to begin dispensing by year-end, Health Commissioner Mary O’Dowd said. About 320 patients have been registered, or are in the process, to get the drug. Categories: Best of the Web, Law & Politics, Marijuana News, Medical Marijuana Tags: medical marijuana dispensaries, medicinal cannabis, New Jersey. By: Moirai. Permalink: .