It’s a good time to celebrate for medical cannabis patients in Virginia. On October 17, the state opened its first medical cannabis dispensary, Darma Pharmaceuticals, located in Bristol. This is the first of five medical dispensaries the Virginia Board of Pharmacy has approved of. More are set to open throughout the rest of this year.
The opening is exciting news for Virginians as they’ve been waiting nearly five years for this moment. Back in 2015, a law was passed that allowed for those with a doctor’s recommendation to possess CBD oil and THCA oil. In 2019, legislation allowed for doses that contained 10mg of THC.
And it’s happening just in time for farmers to pick and trim their fall harvest. Green Leaf Medical—a dispensary that will service the Richmond area – is currently in the works of turning their fresh bud into products.
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