LAKE WORTH, Fla. – It’s been more than a year since Florida voters overwhelmingly approved medical marijuana.
On Tuesday, Palm Beach County is set for another major milestone, as the first medical marijuana dispensary opens its doors.
Knox Medical will be located on the corner of Lake Avenue and Dixie Highway in Lake Worth, right across from city hall.
Dr. Javed Mohammed is one of almost 1,100 doctors in Florida certified to recommend medical marijuana.
“A dispensary here, close by in the neighborhood … they can just go by there and get their product,” he says.
Mohammed said while anticipation for Knox is high, there are a few misconceptions.
First off, the facility won’t offer smokeable marijuana, meaning you won’t be able to buy the leafy green buds commonly associated with weed.
“They can be in the form of oils or they can be vapors or they can be edible,” he says.
Before you even get to the point of purchasing it, you have to visit a certified doctor.
Folks with cancer, AIDS, Crohn’s, are among those eligible.