PORT CHARLOTTE — Things are looking a lot more green.
Port Charlotte’s second medical cannabis dispensary, Curaleaf, officially opened its doors Thursday at 1994 Kings Highway, celebrating with the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce.
Another dispensary, Trulieve, is opening its Port Charlotte location today at 10 a.m. Their dispensary will be located at 4120 Tamiami Trail and they are offering 25% off in-store purchases all day.
Curaleaf’s grand opening event ran the whole day, where customers could partake in a medical cannabis educational seminar led by Dr. Heather Ault, healthy cannabis cooking demonstrations from Chef Laura Grammatico and chair massages. All activities were free.
“This part of the population was under served,” said Curaleaf’s regional operations manager for Florida, Vinnit Patel. Most of the people that came in Thursday were already receiving deliveries or visiting other Curaleaf locations elsewhere, Patel said.
Curaleaf will be opening a Sarasota location in over a month,