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South Florida medical marijuana dispensary offers drive-thru service

Posted: 10:01 AM, Mar 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-29 10:02:26-04
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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla.-- There’s a new spot in South Florida where medical marijuana users can pick up their prescriptions without even getting out of their car.

Curaleaf opened their doors about a week ago along 72nd Avenue and about 54thStreet off the Palmetto in Miami. They are trying to spread the word about their drive-thru feature.

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Curaleaf is the only medical marijuana dispensary in South Florida that can sell through a drive-thru.

The managers say customers are already using the drive-thru on a daily basis.

This is Curaleaf’s third location in Miami-Dade. They said customers were requesting a drive-thru to make it easier for those who have serious conditions and have trouble getting out of the car to get their medicine.

As long as patients are properly registered in the medical marijuana user registry and have the proper doctor’s orders, they can get their medicine from the window.

“We have many patients who could not come in and we have to walk out to service them in their cars,” said Michael Costa, the regional dispensary operations manager for Curaleaf. “Now patients have the ability to come get their order from our drive-thru.”

There is also security at each location. Members of the NBC 6 crew who visited Curaleaf to cover this story had to have their pictures taken and needed a badge to enter.

Story from our news partner NBC 6