The Staunton News Leader reports
STAUNTON – There is a lawsuit quietly happening over who ultimately gets to sell medical marijuana in our health service area.
This story has so many twists and turns, it’s best to start at the beginning.
After legalization of medical marijuana passed the Senate 40-0 on Feb. 5, 2018, the Virginia Board of Pharmacy chose five companies to be the first medical marijuana dispensaries in the state. Out of 51 applicants, the five companies chosen included three established out-of-state businesses and two new Virginia-based entrepreneurs.
One of those businesses is Illinois-based medical cannabis company PharmaCann. And they chose Staunton as the location for a medical marijuana growing facility and dispensary in a building to be constructed on 3 Industry Way in Green Hills Industrial Park. In May 2019, the company purchased the land for $212,352, according to city records.
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