Business picks up at what is now Chambersburg's lone medical marijuana dispensary


Organic Remedies marijuana dispensary will open at 900 Wayne Avenue, Chambersburg. Visitors will have to show medical marijuana card before entering the building at the corner of Orchard Drive and Wayne Avenue. Wochit

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Firefly Dispensaries, photographed Tuesday, September 12, 2017, in the 1600 block of Lincoln Way East, won’t be built in Chambersburg. Investors have chosen York instead for a medical marijuana dispensary.(Photo: Markell DeLoatch, Public Opinion)Buy Photo

CHAMBERSBURG — Franklin County won’t be getting a second medical marijuana dispensary.

Investors have gotten state approval to relocate the dispensary proposed for Guilford Township to West Manchester Township in York County. Building near Chambersburg would have cost too much, according to Jonathan Gusdorff, managing partner of KW Ventures Holdings LLC.

KW Ventures of Havertown had planned to build Firefly Dispensaries across the street from the Chambersburg Walmart at 1737 Lincoln Way East. Excavation began in August, then stopped.

Chambersburg’s first and only medical marijuana dispensary, Organic Remedies, opened in March at 900 Wayne Ave.

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“I guess that means we own Chambersburg as far as patient population,” said Eric Hauser, president and CEO of Organic Remedies. “It may be a good thing. I don’t know that there’s enough patient population in Chambersburg to support two dispensaries. We’re happy things are working out for us in Chambersburg.”

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Eric Hauser, president and CEO of Organic Remedies, looks over a showcase at the medical marijuana dispensary in Chambersburg. (Photo: Markell DeLoatch, Public Opinion)

Patients come from as far away as Pittsburgh and State College to pick up medical marijuana at Chambersburg because the Organic Remedies dispensary has a broader selection of products, Hauser said. Supplies statewide currently

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