A new word has entered the lexicon of the neighborhood: kratom (pronounced cray-tum.) It is showing up increasingly on storefront signs and windows, often beside the letters CBD. In the case of CBD Kratom – a shop that will open on West 70th Street and Broadway, where Paris Baguette used to be – the sign also says, “Cannabis Dispensary Coming Soon.”
Is the neighborhood “going to pot,” as one commenter said, when we first announced this opening? What is CBD Kratom planning to dispense, and how soon? Recreational marijuana is legal in New York State now, but not likely to be available for sale to the public for at least a year, according to several sources. Is the store positioning itself for the future?
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