With West Virginia’s medical cannabis program expanding, new dispensaries are opening across the Mountain State every day.
Martinsburg, West Virginia is the latest city to see a medical marijuana dispensary complete construction, with Harvest Care Medical’s installation of a Country Grown Cannabis dispensary in Martinsburg.
Martinsburg will be home to a handful of dispensaries, with NewLeaf and Harvest Care Medical both looking to install dispensaries in the town.
With plans already in motion to add more locations across the State, the Martinsburg location will offer a drive-thru service and on-site private consultations for patients, with the store expecting to open soon.
Country Grown Cannabis to Open in Martinsburg,
Hemp-Based Products Suffer from Lack of Regulation and Inconsistency
Medical marijuana patients living in Martinsburg, West Virginia will be pleased to hear that a new dispensary is coming soon to the northeastern town.
Currently, the closest dispensary locations to Martinsburg are in Morgantown and Weston, around 2.5 to 3 hours away from Martinsburg.
Soon, patients in Martinsburg will be able to shop at the new Country Grown Cannabis dispensary from Harvest Care Medical, who has plans to open several locations across West Virginia.
The Martinsburg location is a renovated bank building located at 1321 Edwin Miller Blvd Martinsburg, WV and will offer a drive-thru option to expedite online orders as well as on-site private consultations for patients looking for help or advice with their medical marijuana treatment plan.
Harvest Care Medical Expanding Across West Virginia
The Martinsburg location is one of several that Harvest Care plans on opening in West Virginia.
Alongside the Martinsburg dispensary, the company plans to install locations in Charles Town, Fairmont and Huntington.
The Country Grown Cannabis dispensary won’t be the only dispensary in Martinsburg either.
NewLeaf, Holistic WV Farms I, LLC, V3 WV Vending, LLC, and Greenhouse Wellness WV Dispensaries LLC have all received permits to open locations in Martinsburg, with expectations that dispensary stores will finalize construction soon.
There aren’t any cultivation facilities approved for Martinsburg, though with 10 approved cultivators and only a few currently operating, we expect to see more cultivators arrive soon in West Virginia.
When Will More Dispensaries & Cultivators Become Operational in West Virginia?
Dispensary Locations Require Time, Money, & Lots of Paperwork
Installing a dispensary location isn’t as straightforward as you might think.
Although medical marijuana is legal in West Virginia, the zoning requirements and permits necessary for operating a legal business are hefty, not to mention coordinating with cities.
In addition to the mountain of paperwork required to start construction, there are often tight regulations on how buildings can be designed with security, ventilation, logistics, and customer experience driving some of the more difficult problems associated with opening a dispensary.
Vaults, high-tech camera systems, on-site security measures, inventory management systems, and product identification protocols are just some of the things that stores must get perfectly right before they open their doors.
That makes opening a dispensary not only an uphill battle, but often a time consuming one.
Cultivation Facilities Require Even More Planning & Execution Than Dispensaries
Cultivation and processing facilities are prone to even more regulation and safety requirements than dispensaries, and rightly so considering it’s where crops are grown, managed, and processed in bulk.
Cultivation facilities often have large, complex infrastructures that require large teams to plan and execute, and that’s only after they get past the intense fight for licenses and permits.
It can take weeks, months, even years to get a cultivation facility running at capacity and these companies typically have more than 100 employees to keep the business operational.
West Virginia has approved 10 cultivation facilities to grow and harvest cannabis, though only six facilities are currently online in West Virginia.
With the time, logistics, and manpower required to install a cultivation facility, we expect to see more cultivators come online throughout the end of the year, and most cultivators should be operational by middle to late next year.
As more cultivators come online, more cannabis will be available for patients to purchase at dispensaries, and if West Virginia can manage to supply enough product, prices may even come down in the distant future.
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