Seminole County's first medical marijuana dispensary opens in Casselberry

The first medical marijuana dispensary in Seminole County opened Tuesday in Casselberry.

Knox Medical, a Miami-based company with a marijuana greenhouse in Apopka, is opening the dispensary at 487 State Road 436 between Red Bug Lake Road and U.S. Highway 17-92.

“We have a lot of people at our Orlando dispensary that said they were driving 30 minutes to get there,” said Knox Medical CEO Jose Hidalgo.

Central Florida is now home to eight medical marijuana dispensaries, with six in Orlando, one in Kissimmee and the eighth in Casselberry.

Casselberry was among several Seminole County cities that passed moratoriums on medical marijuana dispensaries. There also was a ban in unincorporated parts of the county and in Orange County.

But most of those moratoriums have expired, and dispensaries are now moving in.

Longwood is set to get a medical marijuana dispensary from a company named Harvest, according to Florida’s Office of Medical Marijuana use. The Longwood dispensary will be at 182 W. State Road 434.

The state’s medical marijuana industry was given a boost last month when lawmakers passed a law allowing smokable medical marijuana, which had previously been banned.

Knox plans to have smokable medical marijuana available at dispensaries

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