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Marijuana dispensary moves to permanent office in Lake Success

A medical marijuana dispensary at 2001 Marcus Ave.

A medical marijuana dispensary at 2001 Marcus Ave. on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 in New Hyde Park. Credit: Howard Schnapp

Nassau’s sole medical marijuana dispensary has moved in to a permanent location after more than six months in a temporary office in Lake Success.

The 2,480-square-foot space, Suite W75, is in the same medical office complex at 2001 Marcus Ave. In late July, North Hempstead’s Building Department issued a Certificate of Completion for the office.

The dispensary is operated by Staten Island-based Bloomfield Industries Inc. It is one of two dispensaries on Long Island serving more than 1,200 patients. Suffolk’s dispensary in Riverhead is operated by Manhattan-based Columbia Care LLC.

The relocation closes months of permit revisions with the Town of North Hempstead. In November 2015, Bloomfield submitted an application to occupy Suite W75, but the approval was delayed with numerous permit complications. To meet the state medical marijuana program’s target launch by January, Bloomfield successfully applied to occupy a second, temporary vacant medical office that had housed a division of NYU Langone.

A Bloomfield representative declined Thursday to comment further.

To date, the company is operating three dispensaries, in Nassau, Buffalo and Syracuse. It has yet to open its Manhattan location. Statewide, dispensary operators have opened 17 of 20 planned locations.

Long Island may get additional dispensaries over the next few years. The state Department of Health recently announced it will make several improvements to the medical marijuana program, including increasing the number of dispensaries.


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