October 21, 2019 / Brooklyn news / Williamsburg

Photo by Kevin Duggan

Brooklyn’s third medical marijuana dispensary Remedy opened in Williamsburg on Oct. 17.

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By Kevin Duggan

Brooklyn Paper

They’re stoned-cold serious!

A new legal weed dealer opened its doors to sickly stoners down on N. Fourth Street in Williamsburg on Thursday, where the pot vendors will rub shoulders with other reputable storefronts in the hopes of improving refer’s reputation.

“Being on a block here with a CorePower [yoga studio] and a Whole Foods in the neighborhood where people are is really part of our goal of eliminating that stigma,” said Jason Erkes, a senior spokesman for Cresco Labs.

The pot shop near Bedford Avenue has an array of cannabis-derived products featuring varying levels of the psychoactive compound Tetrahydro­cannabinol, or THC, which range in prices from $75 to $130 — including vape pens and cartridges, capsules, creams, powders, and tablets.

Patients can buy up to a 30-day supply — if they can get their hands on a state-issued medical weed card, which is available to New Yorkers suffering from a short list of illnesses, such as Lou Gehrig’s disease, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, post-traumatic-stress disorder, inflammatory-bowel disease, and Parkinson’s disease.

Because federal law still considers the sticky-green substance illegal, credit card transactions are a no-go — meaning Brooklynites looking for a dose need to carry cash.

The dispensary — which boasts a minimalist design, keeping in line with the Cresco’s ‘health and wellness’ mantra — is the third legal-pot-shop in the borough.

The first Kings County dealer, Citiva, opened across the street from Barclay’s Center in late 2018, and the second, Columbia Care, opened in Downtown Brooklyn on April 20 — offering locals a high they’ll never forget with weed suppositories!

And while Remedy doesn’t have refer for your butt, Erkes said they could always get some if patients demands it.

Patrons also won’t find weed-infused munchies, which are also banned under state law.

Instead, Remedy will have products with the non-psychoactive cannabis compound cannabidiol — commonly known as CBD — which can help with pain, anxiety, and sleep troubles.

To help skeptical Brooklynites with their shopping experience, the new outlet will aim to help and educate patients who might be new to using weed for medical reasons, said Erkes.

“We recognize there’s a lot of people haven’t used cannabis as medicine before and we want to help educate them on all the different forms of delivery, different strains, and the different symptoms it can help with,” he said.

Get your legal weed at “Remedy” [178 N. Fourth Street, at Driggs Avenue in Williamsburg, www.remed y-ny.com, (917) 793–1107]. Open everyday 10 am-7 pm.

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at kdugg an@sc hneps media.com. Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.

Posted 12:00 am, October 21, 2019

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