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Dispensaries are Coming to West Virginia Finally
There is finally some headway on medical marijuana dispensaries coming to West Virginia! It seems like we have been waiting forever for this and the residents of West Virginia actually have.
In 2017, medical marijuana was approved in the state but the state has been running super slow. This has caused a lot of people to be concerned about getting their medical marijuana cards in general. But not to worry! Not only is there an extension on medical marijuana cards in West Virginia but there also are dispensaries that will be up and running by the end of the summer.
At West Virginia Marijuana Card, we not only want to be your number one provider for your medical marijuana card but we also want to keep you informed about anything medical marijuana in the state. This involves dispensary openings!
Dispensaries in Morgantown, WV
The Monongalia County Commission is currently deciding on whether or not it will approve of additional regulations on medical marijuana dispensaries from the Board of Health.
Currently, the state Medical Cannabis Office has approved 14 dispensaries that will be able to make their homes in Monongalia County. There are many regulations regarding where they will be located and the health board is considering adding more regulations.
The number one concern of the health board is the safety of the community which is the reason why they are considering adding more regulations. Some of the standing regulations today are that dispensaries need to be at least 1,000 feet away from any school or day care. They also cannot be within 1,000 feet of libraries and cannot be located in a strip-mall so they must be a stand-alone building.
They should be able to have a decision very soon.
Dispensaries in Princeton, WV
This past month the Princeton city council voted unanimously to allow dispensaries to be built in the city. Of course with this new ordinance, there are also regulations that are coming along with it.
There are strict zoning districts that will apply to the dispensaries. This zoning ordinance will dictate where dispensaries can be located which is also not within 1,000 feet of schools or similar institutions.
Although the city does now allow dispensaries to make their home in Princeton, there currently has been no applications to build a dispensary within the city limits yet. This can be for a number of reasons.
One is because building dispensaries are extremely extensive. The build out takes time, there is security that needs to be set up and there are a lot of regulations and requirements that need to be met in order to operate a license. The average dispensary in the U.S. takes an average of 3 million dollars in annual revenue to start.
Although there are definite barriers to opening a dispensary, the city believes that dispensaries will start applying now that it is approved.
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