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King's Crew, which labels itself an "elevated boutique and friendly legal cannabis dispensary," is open for business on Pacific Coast Highway near the intersection with Bellflower Boulevard and Seventh Street.

King's Crew is the dispensary for Gold Flora, a vertically integrated cannabis company that has licenses to cultivate, manufacture, distribute and sell marijuana products. The story at 5630 Pacific Coast Highway is on a large lot with off-street parking. The dispensary had a grand opening last Saturday, May 25.

This is the 17th dispensary to open in Long Beach since the city completed licensing regulations after residents approved allowing 32 medical marijuana dispensaries in the 2018 election. The City Council added recreational marijuana sales to those dispensaries after a statewide referendum made that legal.

Linda Holcomb, founder of Gold Flora, is overseeing King's Crew as the company's flagship retail outlet. She has partnered with Greg Gamet, who has more than 10 years of experience in the California cannabis industry.

Hours of the store are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week. For more about the store, call 562-513-5441 or go to www.kingscrew.com.

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