Orlando's first medical marijuana dispensary opens on Friday

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The first medical marijuana dispensary in Orlando is opening its doors to the public this Friday.

Knox Medical, a Winter Garden-based company, was approved by the Florida Department of Health to initially sell non-euphoric medical cannabis products that are low in tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC, at its locations. The dispensary at 1901 N. Orange Ave. will be opened next to White Wolf Cafe in Ivanhoe Village on June 2 at 11 a.m.



"Knox Medical is working with Florida’s top architects and designers to create a cohesive dispensary experience that puts the needs and interests of our patients first," say José J. Hidalgo and Bruce Knox, the founders of Knox Medical. "At every stage in this process, from cultivation, to processing, and now to dispensing superior quality medicines at these state-of-the-art facilities, our objective at Knox Medical is to redefine excellence in the medicinal cannabis field at every level. We are privileged to serve our fellow Floridians in most need who will receive compassionate medical care at Knox Medical’s dispensaries."

Patients who are registered with the state's Compassionate Use Registry will be able to buy the different products offered by Knox Medical on Friday. The company recently opened its first medical marijuana dispensary in Gainesville earlier this month.



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