New Jersey's second medical marijuana dispensary has opened in the southern part of the state.

With Monday's launch, Compassionate Care Foundation in Egg Harbor Twp., Atlantic Co., joined a clinic in Montclair that opened its doors last December.

Six hundred patients have registered with the clinic and more than 200 appointments are booked so far, said Bill Thomas, Compassionate Care's CEO.

More than 1,300 patients and more than 240 doctors have enrolled in the program since New Jersey legalized medical marijuana in 2010, but the program has been slow in growing and the Montclair facility has had problems with an insufficient supply.