PENN TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY, Pa. — Now hiring: as Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program continues to grow, York County’s first medical marijuana dispensary is looking to fill some open positions.
Knox Medical in Penn Township is planning to open in a few months.
Officials with Knox Medical Dispensary are looking for compassionate, knowledgeable people to run the facility.
Those full-time employees will work four, 10-hour days and receive competitive pay and benefits.
“It’s an upgrade, it is. Bona Fortuna – that was the restaurant. They made good food, but I’m happy this is going in,” said Roxie Warner.
Warner, who lives across the street from the dispensary, is not only welcoming the new facility, she hopes to become an employee.
“I’m going to go over and apply, and my neighbor is going to go over and apply… so I think it’s going to be great!” she said.
Warner may be in luck.
Before Knox Medical opens its doors for treatment, officials will put people to work.
“Anyone with sales experience, someone with customer experience – that’s really number 1. Customer service, and then, if they’ve been in the cannabis industry before, that definitely helps them, but not needed,” said Cam Martin, associate director of retail operations at Knox Medical.
There are around 12 available positions, including: general manager, a few assistant managers, and several customer experience specialists.
All applicants must pass a drug test and complete a background check.
The general manager position can be held by only a doctor or a pharmacist.
The full-time positions also include benefits for the employees.
Once hired, employees will be trained.
“We’re here for the long haul, and we want to retain people so we know we have to be competitive for the