TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Trulieve Cannabis Corp., the largest multi-state operator in the U.S., announced the opening of its first dispensary in West Virginia.
Trulieve Morgantown, located at 1397 Earl Core Road, will be the first dispensary in the state to sell medical cannabis. Trulieve will host a ribbon cutting and open its doors to patients at the Morgantown dispensary on Friday. The company also plans to open its second retail location in Weston, located at 137 Staunton Drive, on Monday.
West Virginia registered, age-verified patients with a valid medical cannabis card can access Trulieve's diverse product line, including TruFlower, TruClear concentrates, TruSpectrum Whole Plant Extract and Botanical TruPOD cartridges, in addition to a selection of Momenta topicals, capsules and tinctures.
"We're thrilled to be first to market in West Virginia and to continue building the foundation for the West Virginia's emerging medical cannabis market," said Trulieve CEO Kim Rivers. "Our team is especially eager to leverage our first-mover advantage to bolster local economies by creating sustainable jobs and investing in marginalized communities. We look forward to serving West Virginia patients, who have been patiently waiting for this day to arrive, with an unparalleled retail experience and the high-quality medical cannabis products they can rely on for safe and effective relief."
Trulieve first announced plans to enter West Virginia in February 2021 after securing four dispensary permits from the state's Office of Medical Cannabis. In July, the company became the first MSO to commence cultivation in the state at its 100,000-square-foot Huntington facility. Over the past three months, Trulieve has strategically scaled its cultivation capacity to meet forthcoming patient demand and plans to open more dispensary storefronts across West Virginia in the coming year. As of Nov. 4, the state Department of Health and Human Resources' Office of Medical Cannabis had received more than 4,000 patient applications for West Virginia's medical cannabis program.
In advance of commencing medical cannabis sales in the state, Trulieve has established partnerships with community organizations in West Virginia, and looks forward to expanding upon these in the coming months and years. The company participated in several educational and community events this October and will continue its efforts assisting future patients and partnering with healthcare practitioners around the applications of medical cannabis.