BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/ Photo by Jaime DeJesus Sunset's first medical marijuana dispensary has been proposed.

Possible Marijuana Dispensary Coming to Brooklyn.

The space at 4614 fifth Avenue in Sunset Park has a pending lease for a company called Napenthea LLC.  This company plans to distribute medical marijuana to patients suffering from conditions such as HIV, ALS, MS, Parkinson’s, epilepsy, cancer, neuropathy, spinal cord injuries and Crohn’s disease.  That is if they are approved by the community board.  Some residents are concerned about the dispensary opening up in their neighborhood.  Cynthia Gonzalez, chair of the health committee and Sunset Park resident, shared her thoughts stating “I’m concerned because it’s in my neighborhood and frankly those places that treat opioid problems, there’s a population that comes with them that is not what we’re trying to get more of”.  Yet others believe that the benefits are more important and that any downside is worth improving the quality of life for those suffering from certain illnesses. To learn more about this check out this article in the Brooklyn Reporter.

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