HENEGAR, Ala. (WHNT) — The conversation around medical cannabis in North Alabama is a hot one, and in Henegar, RX Connection LLC is inviting residents to meet Tuesday night at 6 p.m. at the Henegar Community Center to address any questions or concerns residents may have.

The safety of this potential facility has been a concern, and former Alabama Attorney General Troy King, who now does compliance for RX Connections, addressed this issue during a meeting Sunday.

“It is a store that is high tech as it can be that is as secure as it can be,” King said, “The product is kept in a highly regulated, camera security, card key access only vault, that you access that you walk up to the counter just like you would with your prescription.”

Along with safety, economic benefits are also a strong topic of discussion.

“The economy is going to be impacted positively,” King said “There’s going to be new jobs there’s going to be new economic investment there’s going to be new employees coming into the area.”

When it came to picking a spot for the new plant, King said his love for the area and the economy were both factors in that decision.

“This is an area that was hit by DAFTA,” King adds, “We still see people displaced because of those decisions made by politicians. So my first though was I know an area where I love the people. I know an area where I think they be receptive to an economic driver.”

RX Connection is seeking one of 25 licenses being awarded to various companies in the state.

RX Connectin Chief Legal Officer Chris Polaszek discussed what this potential 35,000 to 40,000-square-foot facility could mean for the Henegar community.

“That’ll be the place in Alabama where growing the medical cannabis where we’re processing it where we’re extracting it,” Polaszek said, “It’ll also be the delivery hub so we would have dispensaries outside of Henagar.”

This potential business partnership between Henegar and RX Connection has built a good friendship as well.

“We’ve met with community leaders, we’ve met with folks from every part of the community right,” Polaszek said, “We want people to understand what kind of company we are and what kind of company we want to build and what it would look like to work at one of our facilities.”

And, RX Connection is holding another meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Henegar Community Center addressing citizens and sharing more specifics on the plan.