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Knox Medical prepares to open York County’s first medical marijuana dispensary in Hanover

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Cam Martin, associate director of retail operations for Knox Medical, York County’s first medical marijuana dispensary, gives a tour of the facility in Hanover to the media, Monday, March 19, 2018. John A. Pavoncello photo(Photo: The York Dispatch)Buy Photo

York County’s first medical marijuana dispensary is hoping to cultivate a close relationship with its customers and community.

Knox Medical, at 648 Frederick St. in Penn Township, has received final approval from the state Department of Health to open, but the company still has a few steps to complete before it’s ready.

Step one: Hire some employees.

The dispensary hosted a job fair at its facility Tuesday, March 20, and is  looking to hire six to 12 people, preferably locals, according to Cam Martin, associate director of retail operations.

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Available positions include general manager — which must be filled by a licensed physician or pharmacist, per state law — assistant manager and customer experience specialists.

Step two: Find a supplier.

Knox Medical has medical marijuana facilities in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico, but at those locations, they’re also able to grow and process their product.

The company applied for a grower/processer permit in Pennsylvania, but the state only handed out 12 such permits, with the closest locations to York being in Berks and Franklin counties.

Martin said the company is most focused on finding a supplier that performs CO2 extraction, which they believe provides the healthiest, highest-quality products.

Knox Medical hasn’t yet set an  opening date, but Martin said the business is committed to opening

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