Medical marijuana dispensary will open in Portsmouth in spring 2019 – Virginian


Hampton Roads’ first medical cannabis dispensary will be opening in Portsmouth, city officials announced Wednesday, ending speculation over where a facility would land since the licensees were first identified earlier this fall.

New York-based Columbia Care will open the facility in the spring 2019, a City of Portsmouth news release said. The company declined to say where it would be located.

Portsmouth Marketing Manager Sharon Hoggard said Columbia Care would operate in one of the city’s industrial parks but she had not been informed which one. She added that the project would involve renovation of an existing facility.

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