City Commission Approves 2nd Medical Marijuana Dispensary • Coral Springs Talk – Coral Springs Talk

By Bryan Boggiano

The Coral Springs city commission approved opening medical marijuana facility Trulieve on Wednesday.

The vote on the medical marijuana dispensary came 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, located at 10400 W Atlantic Blvd. in the Cypress Wood Plaza, came primarily from Glen Oaks and surrounding neighborhoods. While they were not all opposed to medical marijuana, they expressed concerns about increased traffic.

Jill Seiffer, representing the Glen Oaks Homeowner’s Association, said the increased traffic could be dangerous for pedestrians, who regularly walk, jog, play, and walk their dogs because commuters could cut through the neighborhood from Riverside Drive or Atlantic Boulevard to avoid traffic lights.

Other residents expressed concerns about the dispensary’s proximity to schools such as J.P. Taravella and another dispensary, Fluent, about a mile from the proposed location, alleging –without providing evidence –that legalizing medicinal marijuana would result in legalized recreational marijuana and increased crime. They also spoke about “unsavory individuals” being near the neighborhood.

There was also concern over a house of worship in

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