Medical marijuana company receives license for first dispensary in Jacksonville

A company said it has received a license for the first medical marijuana dispensary in Jacksonville.

Knox Medical was granted a license for a dispensary at 9901 San Jose Blvd.

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The dispensary is expected to open during the second quarter of 2017.

Knox Medical is planning to open five dispensaries in early 2017 throughout Florida, including Jacksonville, Orlando, Gainesville Lake Worth and Tallahassee.

The Jacksonville location is slated to open after the Orlando and Gainesville locations, the company said.

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Knox Medical, based out of Winter Garden, Florida, made its first delivery of Charlotte's Web in Jacksonville earlier this month.

The delivery to Gabriel George, a Navy veteran, came two years after the low-THC oil was legalized in Florida.

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