Sun. Jun 26th, 2022
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WAYNE, Pa. (CBS) — A store pops up in Wayne and has some residents, especially parents, upset. CBD Kratom is right on Lancaster Avenue.

It’s near a number of schools — within walking distance of Radnor Middle and Saint Katharine of Siena school.

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Some people say they want this new CBD and kratom dispensary out of here.

The brand new business hasn’t opened yet because township regulations haven’t been satisfied.

CBD and kratom are both legal in Pennsylvania but still, some people just don’t like that they’re in this location in Wayne. In what was an old closed-down Starbucks, there’s new life in this prime location along Lancaster Avenue in the heart of Wayne.

Locals say they thought it might be a burger or shake place since the windows had been covered up. But the unveiling sometime earlier this month revealed the CBD Kratom Cannabis Dispensary.

Social media ignited with questions. How did this business just open?

“To put something, a facility like this so close to a school, it also cheapens Wayne,” Radnor Township resident John Ricciutti said.

Radnor Township says they immediately ordered the business to close on grounds that proper permits and occupancy certificates were missing.

A township attorney says both sides are working on a resolution. But some tell CBS3 the real controversy is the dispensing of kratom.

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A quick Google search shows the pain reliever and stimulant is widely available in the city and suburbs. You have to be 18 to purchase.

John Licciardello says he’s outraged the substance that comes from a tree is available so close to schools within walking distance.

“It is the job of our politicians to protect our kids and protect our community,” Licciardello said.

Kratom has been controversial. It’s already banned in some states. The U.S. government came close to banning it, with the FDA even attempting to classify it as a Schedule 1 controlled substance.

Advocates say it’s an important tool for treating chronic pain and the side effects of addiction.

Some say they believe the location of the store to be entirely wrong.

“What I expect is that our leaders here in this township and in Pennsylvania to take decisive and quick action to make this illegal everywhere in the state and …….

Source: https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2022/02/14/some-wayne-residents-upset-cbd-kratom-shop-pops-up-within-walking-distance-of-several-schools/

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