Medical marijuana dispensary in Penn Twp. approved to open

David Weissman
York Dispatch
A rendering of the medical marijuana dispensary that will be located at 644-652 Frederick St. in Penn Township. (Photo courtesy of Knox Medical)

The wait is almost over for patients hoping to access medical marijuana in York County.

Knox Medical, a dispensary set to open in Penn Township, received final approval Friday, March 2, from the state Department of Health, according to a news release from Gov. Tom Wolf.

A spokesman for the facility at 644-652 Frederick St. could not immediately be reached to determine if an opening date has been set.

Pennsylvania allows medical marijuana for those with any of 17 qualifying conditions, including AIDS, autism, cancer, epilepsy, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain and Crohn’s disease.

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A 2016 state law restricts the drug to pills, oils, vapor or liquid marijuana. It is not allowed to be in smokable form or as what are considered edibles.

More than 21,000 patients have registered to participate in the medical marijuana program, according to Wolf's release. More than 2,200 patients have already received medical marijuana at a dispensary in the state.

The release also notes that nearly 800 physicians have registered to participate in the program, and about 430 of those have completed the necessary training.