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Medical marijuana dispensary proposed for Lake Success

Bloomfield Industries, a medical marijuana company, has proposed

Bloomfield Industries, a medical marijuana company, has proposed to locate a dispensary at 2001 Marcus Ave. in Lake Success, according to documents filed with the state Health Department. Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

The lone medical marijuana dispensary in Nassau County is planned for Lake Success, according to documents filed with the state health department.

Bloomfield Industries, one of the five companies selected earlier this year to manufacture and distribute medical marijuana under a new state law, has listed its proposed Nassau location as 2001 Marcus Ave. in Lake Success, currently the site of a professional office building.

Dubbed the Lake Success Patient Resource Center, it would be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, according to Bloomfield's application posted on the health department website.

It would be the only medical marijuana dispensary in Nassau. Twenty dispensaries are slated to open around the state next year, including one in Suffolk County, although the proposed site in Riverhead has run into resistance.

Bloomfield had yet to publicly announce its proposed location. In August, Bloomfield chief operating officer Colette Bellefleur was still in the "community outreach process" regarding location.

The company envisioned dispensaries that were "more like a medical suite where doctors" practice than a pharmacy, Bellefleur said.

"It will have consultation offices where patients can talk to a pharmacist or a patient-care specialist," she said.

The office of North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth didn't immediately comment about the proposed location.

Bloomfield also has proposed dispensaries in the Murray Hill section of Manhattan, Syracuse and Williamsville, a Buffalo suburb. Each dispensary would have about 25 employees.

Its manufacturing center is to be located in a five-story building on Borden Avenue in Long Island City. Bloomfield eventually will move its corporate headquarters there; currently, it operates out of Staten Island.

In Suffolk County, a different company has run into some resistance about locating a dispensary along Route 58 in Riverhead. Town officials are considering a one-year moratorium that would temporarily prevent Columbia Care NY from opening its proposed location. But at a recent hearing, medical marijuana advocates urged town officials not to delay the facility, saying potential patients shouldn't have to wait.

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