Knox Medical opens Gainesville medical marijuana dispensary

Knox Medical opens Gainesville medical marijuana dispensary

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THC oil samples at medical marijuana dispensary Knox Medical in Gainesville, Florida on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. GAINESVILLE , Fla. – A Central Florida -based medical marijuana firm, Knox Medical, on Wednesday opened a dispensary storefront in Gainesville, one of its first in Florida since the approval of a medical marijuana amendment in November. The Knox Medical Gainesville location is on Southwest 34th Street, close to the University of Florida campus. Pictures: Knox Medical Gainesville location opens News 6 was there on Wednesday as Knox Medical co-founders Jose Hidalgo and Bruce Knox led a press tour of the new facility. From the outside, the white storefront with a green “Knox” sign and logo looked like most other businesses, but customers are greeted inside in a space that feels like a waiting room. Anyone is welcome there, but only people with prescriptions can go into another room, which is separated by glass panels. "It definitely has a medical flare and feel to it, and that’s exactly what we’re trying to do to change people’s perceptions," said Bruce Knox, president of Knox Nursery, which owns Knox Medical. ‚Äč Past the glass panels are consultation rooms with a table of iPads where people can learn about Knox’s products and a counter with a line of products behind glass. The company is trying to change perceptions about medical marijuana and Knox said customers won’t find the "smokable flower" in the dispensaries. "We have banned the terms, ‘marijuana,’ ‘weed,’ ‘pot.’ We only refer to it as medical cannabis," Knox said. WKMG Inside the new Knox Medical’s dispensary storefront in Gainesville on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. The location is on SW 34th Street. The Winter Garden-based company sells low THC oils to patients. No Florida medical dispensaries can legally sell marijuana to be smoked. Knox […]

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