Chambersburg to get 2 medical marijuana dispensaries
Philadelphia, PA (WHTM). Marijuana medical clinics soon arrive in Pennsylvania. The state has announced licenses with 27 locations throughout the Midstate.
Chambersburg officials say they are fortunate enough to have two clinics in the district because it will be good for the economy.
Local businesses are waiting anxiously.
Tina Warren, manager in Applebee’s Chambersburg, is busy at lunch time, but the restaurant, maybe not.
“We need a lot more business,” Warren said. “Much more, especially in the old part of town.”
She received a response to her appeal, but it was not what was expected.
A medical facility for growing marijuana dispensary and moving in the building behind the Applebee.
“We really need something here that draws more people,” Warren said.
“I think it’s an opportunity to grow our local economy,” said Franklin County Area Development Corporation (FCADC) president Mike Ross.
He has high hopes for producers.
“They will have more than $ 5 million invested just to set the deal,” said Ross.
This includes 3.7 million to buy the FCADC building more local contracts for renovation.
“Once established, then more than 50 people are expected to be employed to exploit it,” Ross said.
Ross also expects both incoming clinics in Chambersburg to hire workers and perhaps attract new residents.
But he says that this is an unknown territory to guess how much money the facilities contribute after the first day.
“This is an industry that is new to us all across the country,” said Ross.
Producers will arrive in Chambersburg within six months. The clinic comes soon after.