On a quiet side street off Delilah Road, about 100 people waited patiently in a line snaking out the door and down the sidewalk Thursday for their first chance to buy legal cannabis in New Jersey.

It wasn’t long before the police arrived. Two officers said they were not allowed to talk to the media but said their mission was straightforward: Traffic control.

More than a year after Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation legalizing cannabis, and longer since voters strongly said yes in a statewide referendum, 13 dispensaries began selling legal cannabis under seven licenses approved by the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission this month. Read More from Press of Atlantic City.