Central Florida’s first medical marijuana dispensary is slated to open in the next few weeks at Ivanhoe Village.
With gleaming white floors highlighted by gold flecks, wood-slat walls, custom cabinetry and glass panels separating a waiting room from the products, the Knox Medical center is slated to open at 1901 North Orange Avenue. Owners see it as more than a place to distribute, with plans to convey a message.
“I think the community can embrace it and be proud of it,” said Bruce Knox, founder of Knox Medical. “We are just trying to build them as nice as we can to dispel the myth. We all want to have a very professional image and we don’t want anything seedy that could tarnish the state’s image.”
The Knox retail operation, which has about 2,600 square feet a half mile south of Florida Hospital’s main campus, will offer delivery and in-store purchases, said Tara Tedrow, an attorney with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed.