The Claridge Hotel is making space on what used to be its casino floor for a cannabis dispensary and lounge that could open as soon as this summer.

The state is finalizing its approval of regulations on legalized consumption lounges, where customers can smoke, vaporize or eat cannabis products they’ve purchased at dispensaries in a public setting, like a weed version of a bar or restaurant.

Meanwhile, the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority gave its approval last week to a 10,000-square-foot, two-story High Rollers Dispensary, to be located at the Claridge, a 1920s-era former casino located between Park Place and Indiana Avenue, just off the Boardwalk. Read more from The Press of Atlantic City.