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Sunnyside’s August 16 Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting in Fort Lauderdale Celebrates Normalizing the Cannabis Buying Experience

By August 18, 2021March 7th, 2022No Comments

Sunnyside – a new medical cannabis dispensary in Fort Lauderdale — celebrated the grand opening of its Fort Lauderdale store on Monday, August 16 with an exciting open-house style event. Florida State Representative Evan Jenne, Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner Ben Sorensen, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber CEO and President Dan Lindblade, and other dignitaries joined Cresco Labs and Sunnyside executives for the ribbon cutting ceremony.

During the event, guests enjoyed cookies from Fort Lauderdale-based Batch, the Cookie Company, and light bites and coffee from STORK’s Bakery & Coffee House, a local, award-winning, Wilton Manors’ favorite since 1997. Patients received free swag giveaways, including pins, stickers, t-shirts and more, and the first 100 customers received a Sunnyside concrete match striker.

Located at 1830 Cordova Rd. in Fort Lauderdale, Sunnyside is in the Cordova Shopping Center by The Harbor Shops and steps away from Port Everglades seaport. Unlike other South Florida dispensaries, Sunnyside stores reside in mass retail environments to help normalize the cannabis buying experience. The Fort Lauderdale location is open and bright, featuring a depth of One Plant branded products showcased by form and function to simplify shopping. Professionally trained, knowledgeable and friendly wellness advisors are available to help registered medical patients find the right cannabis medicine.

“We really focus on normalizing the cannabis buying experience,” said Cris Rivera, Florida Regional President at Cresco Labs. “Our goal is for patients who prioritize their health and wellness to feel as comfortable as they do when they go to a supermarket or fitness center when they’re buying cannabis products. We take great pride in educating them about different products, forms and dosages so they can consume confidently and achieve the desired effects. We’re excited to open Sunnyside Fort Lauderdale where our new customers will have access to unmatched cannabis experts, top-shelf products and convenient next-day delivery service our patients around the country know and trust.”

Unique to this store is a beautifully painted wall mural by celebrated artist Chuck Berrett, co-founder of NS/CB visual arts collaborative based in South Florida. The mural, which depicts abstract people in love within rich tropical greenery, embraces the importance of positive symbiotic relationships with each other and with nature. It evokes an emotional response through its vibrant colors that suit South Florida’s aesthetic and offers the community a safe place to be curious and explore with cannabis.

Sunnyside Fort Lauderdale will serve patients with a medical card issued by the state of Florida. The store offers premium quality products from its One Plant brand under a new pricing program focused on accessibility. Products include top-shelf genetics, hang-dried and hand-trimmed flower in popular strains like Runtz, Mac 1 and Ice Cream Cake; pre-rolled joints; vapes; concentrates; solventless ice hash products like live rosin; and traditional distillate products including vaporizer cartridges and topicals. Sunnyside Fort Lauderdale will sell branded merchandise and accessories including lighters, rolling papers, apparel, and more. Customers will have the option to shop in store, pre-order online or utilize next-day delivery through the website.

Store hours for all dispensaries are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about Sunnyside, visit

About Sunnyside:

Sunnyside is where cannabis meets wellness. The nationwide cannabis retailer aims to educate today’s diverse users on cannabis’ many positive benefits and provides one of the widest ranges of cannabis brands. A more sophisticated and familiar shopping destination that combines high-end design from healthcare, retail and hospitality, Sunnyside elevates the value dispensaries can add to a community with a bright, welcoming aesthetic and convenient shopping whether in store, online or delivery. Visit to learn more.



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