If you work there, your job title will be ‘herbologist.’
Herbology on Cumberland Street in Lebanon, June 28, 2019 (Photo: Nora Shelly)
A medical marijuana dispensary is expected to open in downtown Lebanon in July.
Herbology, which has locations in several other counties around the state, plans to cut the ribbon on July 10 at its Cumberland Street location.
Talley Wettlaufer, head of retail for the company, said roughly 20 people have been hired to staff the store, which will serve people who are certified by the state to receive medical marijuana.
Recently hired staff members are undergoing state-mandated and internal training, Wettlaufer said.
How Herbology will work
Wettlaufer said employees, called “herbologists,” will check a customer’s patient card to ensure they are certified, then talk through the condition they have, the symptoms they want to treat, and what they are comfortable with.
“We’ll kind of walk you through and figure out what’s the right match for you,” she said.
The dispensary will have flowers, vapes, concentrated products and oils for sale. All the products will be sourced from Pennsylvania cultivators and processors.
There will be two waiting rooms, consultation rooms and 12 sales stations in the dispensary, according to a Herbology media release.
A sign at the Herbology storefront on Cumberland Street (Photo: Nora Shelly)
Security at Herbology marijuana dispensary
State regulations for security at medical marijuana dispensaries are strict, Wettlaufer said.
Herbology will keep their products in a vault, Wettlaufer said, and access to much of the dispensary will be restricted to employees, people with patient cards and certified caretakers.
Dispensaries must do their business in all cash, since the product is