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New Medical Marijuana Businesses Open in West Virginia
It seems like a new dispensary or cultivation facility opens up almost every week here, but not this week. No, this week four new businesses opened up to help patients treat their qualifying conditions with safe, natural medical marijuana!
We’ve said in the past that all of these new cannabis businesses are a sign of strength and growing potential for the state’s medical marijuana market. It has never been easier and more convenient to be a cannabis patient in West Virginia.
West Virginia Company Opens New Dispensary in Vienna
The first of the new medical marijuana businesses to open this week was the Landing Dispensary in Vienna, which opened on Friday the 22nd. The store is located in a shopping center next to the Home Depot along Grand Central Avenue.
“Our number one goal is to help patients live a better quality of life,” dispensary retail director Michael Clark told WTAP, Parkersburg’s NBC affiliate. “They’re suffering from serious illnesses that really dramatically reduce their quality of life. Number one, we want to help people live a better quality of life.”
The Landing opened another dispensary in Huntington, on July 15th, making this their second opening in just a week. At the time of the Huntington opening, co-founder and owner David Heeter told WCHS, the Fox/ABC affiliate for Charleston-Huntington, “My main goal with this was to build good jobs in my community," Heeter said.
Heeter told the Herald-Dispatch that his company “is the only West Virginia-owned, fully integrated company in the state’s Office of Medical Cannabis program.” The marijuana sold in the dispensary is grown in Millwood, making this a fully Mountain State-based operation.
First Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Harrison County Opens
The same day that The Landing opened their Vienna location, Harrison County welcomed their first medical marijuana dispensary.
Next Level Wellness is located at 1653 Buckhannon Pike, in Nutter Fort. They officially opened following a ribbon cutting ceremony produced by the Chamber of Commerce.
Co-owner Christine McDonald told WVNews that she and her co-owner and spouse James McDonald were grateful for their experiences so far in the cannabis industry and for the opportunity to help West Virginians.
“We’re new to the market,” McDonald said. “I’m grateful that they chose us to be part of it, and we hope we can continue our future with it. We had great feedback and success through social media first and foremost. We’re truly grateful. We thank the community.”
“We’re not only here to educate those in need,” McDonald also said. “We’re here to help, we’re here to hopefully aid in the pandemic of not only the opioids but also many things, including heroin and such.”
Greenlight Opens Fourth West Virginia Dispensary in Beckley
Multi-state cannabis company Greenlight opened their fourth West Virginia dispensary on July 23rd. This one is located in Beckley at 4244 Robert C. Byrd Dr.
Greenlight operates cannabis businesses in four other states, but according to a press release the company sees West Virginia as one of their key markets.
“West Virginia has been an integral part of our growth strategy, and the addition of Beckley will allow Greenlight to provide more patients across West Virginia, access to medicinal cannabis products while benefiting the community of patients in the surrounding regions,” company CEO John Mueller said in the company’s press release.
“We look forward to connecting with our new Beckley patients and providing them with the highest quality of medical-grade products in the market with the opening of our fourth dispensary in West Virginia,” he added.
Company Plans More Openings in West Virginia, Citing Demand in the Market
In addition to their facilities in Lewisburg, Princeton, and Stollings, Greenlight has plans to open even more dispensaries here later this year.
According to the press release, Greenlight thinks the 10,000 patients who have received their West Virginia Marijuana Cards indicates “a demand for patient supply that Greenlight plans to fulfill.”
“There’s a huge need,” Shawna Hopkins, the general manager of the Beckley location, told West Virginia news site Lootpress. “We look to help out with the opioid crisis and a lot of people need something else to go to other than even medicines that you would get at your pharmacies. Many of them have potentially horrible side effects and medical cannabis is known to be way more natural with less side effects.”
Take Advantage of a Strong Medical Marijuana Market That’s Only Getting Stronger!
It seems like new medical marijuana businesses are opening here, there, and everywhere around the state. It’s a sign that the cannabis market here is strong and only getting better. This business growth also means that there has never been a more convenient time to be a medical marijuana patient in West Virginia.
Why miss out on safe, natural relief that’s even more convenient and accessible now? Get your own West Virginia Marijuana Card, and find the same satisfaction that 10,000+ patients in the Mountain State are already enjoying!
Book an evaluation online today, and we’ll make an appointment for you with one of our knowledgeable, experienced marijuana doctors. You’ll use your computer or smartphone to discuss your condition and learn if you qualify for a West Virginia Marijuana Card, all without leaving the comfort and safety of your own home. And if your doctor finds that you don’t qualify for a card, you’ll pay only a low, nominal fee for your evaluation!
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