York Twp. hemp grower plans new cannabinoid stores in Hanover, Lancaster

Wyndridge Farm, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, has been named the sole grower and processor of hemp for Albright College's research of the fibrous material originating from the cannabis plant. Bill Kalina photo

Two new stores focusing on hemp products and cannabinoid therapy products are planned to open soon in Hanover and Lancaster County.

Dr. Steve Groff, the co-owner of Wyndridge Farm in York Township and a grower and processor of hemp for Albright College, told The York Dispatch he intends to open both stores by March. 

"We saw the demand for our services growing," Groff said. "And these are two great locations." 

While the store in Hanover already has a fixed location — nestled right next to a Starbucks on Baltimore Street — Groff is still narrowing down the spot for the Lancaster location.

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He said he expects to know the final site of the Lancaster store in a few weeks. 

He said he hasn't decided on a name for the stores yet.

Groff, a physician, said although the stores will sell only products from hemp, they also will be offices where people can seek certification to participate in the state's medical marijuana program.

"Cannabinoid has been used for centuries, and there's growing science that shows it can help people," Groff said.

Groff also founded Farmacy Partners, a research organization dedicated to the growth and promotion of cannabis science. 

In addition to research, Farmacy Partners, located at 2218 S. Queen St., sells a variety of products including lip balms, lotions and oils.

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