People seeking medical marijuana may soon have a place in the Nazareth area to pick up their products.
Franklin Bioscience-NE LLC has proposed setting up a medical marijuana dispensary in Lower Nazareth Township. The facility would be in the shopping center at 3812 Easton-Nazareth Highway, also known as Route 248, in the space that was formally Dan’s Camera City.
The company operates its dispensaries under the name Beyond/Hello and has several already open in Pennsylvania.
Lower Nazareth Township Supervisors conducted a conditional use hearing last Wednesday regarding the proposed dispensary and will likely vote whether to approve the proposal at its Feb. 24 meeting. The township’s planning commission recommended in December that supervisors grant conditional use.
Beyond/Hello Director of Real Estate Justin Carey said the facility will only provide services for people who have a state-issued medical marijuana card.
”No one can gain access to our facility unless they have a state-issued card and a second form of ID,” Carey said, adding the company’s other facilities have not had issues with people seeking marijuana who do not have a state-issued card. ”We’re not beset with folks coming in and saying, ‘How do I get some marijuana?’”
Carey said the facility