NEW YORK, NYC — The borough’s first medical marijuana dispensary has opened its doors on Flatbush Avenue, complete with a delivery service and more than 30 products.
The outpost, called Citivia, opened on Dec. 30 just across from the Barclays Center and Atlantic Terminal, the company announced Monday. Its 2,000-square-foot retail location will offer more than 30 locally-sourced and lab-tested products to the borough’s residents with a medical marijuana card valid in New York state.
“With an ideal location and an expert team in place, we expect this dispensary to be a major asset to the community and the company,” said Hadley Ford, CEO of iAnthus, the company that owns the Citivia brand. “We are incredibly proud to be the first to open a dispensary in Brooklyn.”
The dispensary is the first of four locations Citivia will open across the state, the company said. Another outpost is planned for Staten Island, as well as two others outside the city.
Citivia will sell vape cartridges, tinctures and other concentrated marijuana products for patients who stop by between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. any day of the week. The brand also announced Monday that the Brooklyn spot comes at the same time as its new delivery program, which will deliver its products to patients throughout Brooklyn that can’t make it in person.
Seniors over 65 years old, veterans, new patients and those receiving government assistance can get a 20 percent off discount at the new store.
The dispensary is the fourth to open in New York City under the state’s medical marijuana program, according to records. A fifth is listed as “coming soon,” though no exact location in the city is announced.
The Park Slope spot even has the support of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who said in the release that he is excited for the borough’s first dispensary to open its doors.
“Dating back to my time in the State Senate, I have long advocated for expanding the use of alternative treatments in the battle against serious medical conditions,” Adams said. “My administration advocated hard for our borough to be part of the state’s medical marijuana program, and the long-awaited opening of this dispensary translates to quality local jobs and quality local access to critical health care.”