By Sharon Aron Baron
Trulieve Medical Marijuana has opened its doors in Coral Springs. Located at 10400 W. Atlantic Blvd., the doors open at 9 am on Friday, July 1, 2022.
Grand opening festivities throughout the day at the new dispensary will include numerous partner giveaways, music, food trucks, deals, and specials, and all registered patients will receive a 25% discount.
Trulieve also offers statewide home delivery, convenient online ordering, and in-store pickup. All first-time guests are eligible for a 50% new customer discount at any Florida-based location.
In 2021, the City Commission approved the medical marijuana dispensary after more than two hours of discussion, including presentations from Trulieve and the city, questions and concerns from residents and meeting attendees, and comments from commissioners.
Residents who spoke out against the new facility came primarily from Glen Oaks and surrounding neighborhoods.
While they were not all opposed to medical marijuana, they expressed concerns about increased traffic.
Despite the opposition, multiple meeting attendees spoke out about the benefits of medical marijuana for those with medical conditions such as anxiety, cancer, HIV/AIDS, and other preexisting conditions. Others expressed the need for options in the city since different dispensaries offer different treatments and strains of cannabis.
Commissioner Nancy Metayer, Vice Mayor Joshua Simmons, and Mayor Scott Brook did not believe the new location would cause safety issues or increase crime, condemning the “unsavory people” and “those people” remarks.
Commissioner Shawn Cerra expressed concern over the proposed location near J.P. Taravella High. Increased traffic could be dangerous to residents and students walking home from school and about one mile from the other dispensary. Carter expressed similar sentiments, saying people could start cutting through the neighborhood from Riverside Drive or Atlantic Boulevard.
The commission ultimately approved Trulieve’s proposed location 3-2. Metayer, Simmons, and Brook voted in favor, while Carter and Cerra opposed.
Trulieve estimates that as many as 3,000 people could depend on the dispensary and have up to 180 patients daily.
The dispensary will be open seven days a week, Monday through Saturday from 9 am – 9 pm and Sunday from 10 am – 8 pm.
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