A medical marijuana dispensary could be coming to Route 73, and will be reviewed by the zoning board next week.
Among the factors the zoning board will consider is the dispensary’s proposed location.
Curaleaf’s facility at 1315 Route 73 would sit about 800 feet from a residential area surrounding Amberfield Drive and about 950 feet from Just Children Child Care, a daycare center at 14000 Commerce Parkway, according to the company.
Township regulations state a requirement of at least 1,000 feet from residential communities, schools, churches and day cares.
Curaleaf — the the nation’s “largest cannabis-based business” with locations in at least 14 states, according to the company — deserves a variance because the dispensary would provide medical benefits to the community, Curaleaf’s attorney Frank Tedesco said in the company’s application.