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Medical marijuana dispensary MedMen loses license in Virginia. Now Staunton could lose out entirely.

STAUNTON – Less than a month after Governor Northam signed the bill to legalize medical marijuana, the Virginia Board of Pharmacy voted to deny MedMen’s request for an extension and rescinded their conditional license to operate a medical marijuana dispensary in Staunton.

The Board of Pharmacy voted to move forward for a Request For Applications with the timeframe to be announced, according to Virginia NORML’s website. This means medical cannabis companies can once again apply for a license in the state.

But this also means the location for the facility can be anywhere in our health service area. Staunton is located in health service area one, which encompasses the Shenandoah Valley and Charlottesville. The Staunton location was tied to the facility that was awarded the conditional permit in 2018. Originally, this facility was PharmaCann.

“As with the initial round of applications to the Board of Pharmacy, I hope Staunton is still a point of interest for other potential entities,” said Billy Vaughn, Staunton’s Community and Economic Development director. “Maybe the PharmaCann/MedMen site in Green Hills comes in to play.”

In May 2019, PharmaCann Virginia purchased the land at 3 Industry Way in Green Hills Industry and Technology Center for $212,352, according to city records. [Read More at News Leader]


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