The first Medicinal Cannabis dispensary legally approved in Council District 2 under the city’s new ordinance drafted more than a year ago has opened for business in the Midway district.

The Point Loma Patients Consumer Co-Op (PLPCC) at 3452 Hancock St. held its grand opening Aug. 15 after successfully completing a lengthy vetting and permitting process with the City of San Diego.

The Midway District is a hodgepodge of commercial, industrial, office and warehouse land uses, plus limited residential, in a transitional area bordering Old Town, Point Loma, Pacific Beach and downtown San Diego.

“Doing things by the book and with community input was very important to us,” said Adam Knopf, PLPCC owner. “I understand that there have been concerns in the community about dispensaries. But, we are committed to being good neighbors and will demonstrate that our business will have a positive impact.”

In addition to meeting strict permitting requirements, the PLPCC is housed in a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified building, meaning that it meets stringent national standards for energy efficiency and environmental responsibility.

The dispensary will operate Mondays to Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. It will offer a variety of treatment options including concentrates, juices, flowers, vaporizer pens, and edibles. It will also offer delivery service and promotional discounts for first-time patients.