A Lake Worth charter school has gone into high alert after learning a dispensary for medical marijuana is planning to move across the street.
The principal of Academy for Positive Learning told parents at a meeting Thursday night about their new neighbor, which is scheduled to arrive in late September.
The dispensary is operated by Miami-based Modern Health Concepts and is one of two opening soon in Lake Worth — the first two to open in Palm Beach County since voters approved a constitutional amendment in November legalizing marijuana for medical purposes.
The school is at the northeast corner of North Dixie Highway and 14th Avenue; the dispensary is in a small retail complex on the southwest corner, less than 200 feet away.
Principal Renatta Espinoza said she’s not concerned about patients who go to the pharmacy for medical marijuana, but about others who may linger nearby.
“They’re going to attract other people who don’t have a medical need asking to buy marijuana from the clientele,” she said.
The news shocked Lea Brittain, whose son, John, is a sixth