420 with CNW – Virginia’s Medical Marijuana Program is Set to Be Launched

August 20, 2020 03:25:00

The state-legal cannabis industry has been growing steadily over the years, with the sector worth an estimated $13.6 billion as of 2019. At the moment, 33 states have legalized medical cannabis and Virginia is set to join the club. The state’s medical marijuana law had been a constant source of confusion and frustration for reform advocates until Gov. Ralph Northam recommended an amendment to revise the language of the legislation to expand patient access to the plant and grant them legal protections.

The state’s medical cannabis program is set to launch soon with four medical marijuana dispensaries opening their doors this year, according to Virginia NORMLDharma will open in Bristol in mid-August, Green Leaf hopes to open in Green Leaf while Columbia Care and Beyond/Hello have not yet provided opening dates. Under recent legislation, the five licensed processors will be allowed to open five more dispensaries called pharmacies…


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