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Knox Medical, which is constructing a medical-marijuana dispensary in Orlando and grows products at a Winter Garden nursery, intends to open a dispensary in Gainesville.

Located about a mile the Gainesville site is sandwiched between stores for Kohl’s and Goodwill.

The business is headed by creators Jose J. Hidalgo, CEO, and Bruce Knox, COO.

The business said it is “working with Florida’s designers and top architects to create an unrivaled dispensary encounter that puts interests and the needs of our patients first.”

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The Knox family has been running a conventional greenhouse for shrubs and flowers . The standard greenhouse employs about 120 people.

Knox told the Sentinel in December that he anticipates his marijuana company to employ 100 people.

At the exact same time, some cannabis business groups have expressed concern over anti-bud thought in the management of President Donald Trump.

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Knox Nursery continues to be in business for 50 years, growing flowers and landscaping plants for Florida’s resort business. It’s a sprawling campus of greenhouses totaling about 700,000 square feet.

Hidalgo is also creator and CEO of Miami-based Cansortium Holdings LLC, which advertises “expertise to aid launch mature and professional cannabis marketplaces.”