An exterior of Compassionate Care Foundation. The former warehouse will be renovated over the next two months to make it safe and suitable for patients before the arrival of the first batch of seedless cannabis plants from Spain.
William Thomas, of Newtown, Pa., president of Compassionate Care Foundation, says “If I were a pharmaceutical company, I could write off research, development, equipment, salaries, year-end bonuses and even cars, but I can’t write off anything under IRS rules because what I’m doing is technically illegal."
Standing in what will be the growing room, William Thomas, of Newtown, Pa., President of Compassionate Care Foundation. “It produces a very different buzz from Oxycontin,” a popular prescription pain reliever, Thomas said of his future product. “You get all of the good effects without the bad liver and the addictive qualites. And you can still function on it.”
Standing in what will be the growing room, the buildings owner, Leo Schoffer, of Margate, talks about the new facility. After being shut out of sites in Burlington and Camden counties, Thomas said the foundation was on the verge of giving up when its “guardian angel,” real estate developer Leo Schoffer, came forward with the vacant warehouse that was already zoned for agricultural commercial use.
Based on state rules, William Thomas said, the dispensary will sell its products in quarter-ounce increments, with the prices tentatively set at $300 per ounce. Patients the state classified as low-income will receive the drug free of charge, he said.
In what will be the growing room, Kyle Roller, of Mays Landing, (foreground) and his brother, Kenny Roller, also of Mays Landing, sweep up in the giant warehouse.
In what will be the growing room, Kyle Roller, of Mays Landing, sweeps up in the giant warehouse. The 85,000-square-foot facility will house more than 16,000 plants once it’s fully operation, with room to expand as demand increases.
William Thomas, of Newtown, Pa., President of Compassionate Care Foundation.
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