A Massachusetts-based medical marijuana company is awaiting a decision from North Hempstead Town’s Board of Zoning Appeals about its plans to open a dispensary in Carle Place.
Representatives from PalliaTech appeared before the board Wednesday morning to request that the dispensary be categorized not as a medical office, but as a retail use, which would require five fewer spaces than the 45 required under town zoning laws.
PalliaTech’s attorney, Kathleen Deegan Dickson of Uniondale-based Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP, said that the dispensary would not involve the practice of medicine, but would essentially be a pharmacy for a patient base that is carefully screened.
“There are television shows that show places out in California or Colorado that are a completely different animal than what is being proposed here,” Deegan Dickson said. “It is not a wellness center; it’s really a medical pharmacy.”
PalliaTech submitted a building permit application with the town on Dec. 21 to open a dispensary to be called Curaleaf at a 3,000-square-foot former optical office at 255 Glen Cove Rd. in Carle Place. The property’s owner, ERG Commercial