TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 8, 2021 – PRESS RELEASE – Trulieve Cannabis Corp., the largest multistate operator (MSO) 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, Nov. 12. The company also plans to open its second retail location in Weston, located at 137 Staunton Drive, on Monday, Nov. 15.
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.
Trulieve invites the Morgantown community to join in celebrating the opening of its first West Virginia dispensary. As part of the festivities, patients will receive a 25% in-store discount on opening day and can enjoy free swag giveaways, music, and complimentary food from neighboring Pizza Al's. Those who are not yet registered patients can receive assistance onsite to complete a patient card application on opening day. Trulieve Morgantown will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and Trulieve Weston will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday.
ANNOUNCING: Trulieve Morgantown Ribbon Cutting and Dispensary Opening
WHERE: 1397 Earl Core Rd. Morgantown, WV 26505
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, at 9:45 a.m.
ANNOUNCING: Trulieve Weston Dispensary Opening
WHERE: 137 Staunton Dr. Weston, WV 26452
WHEN: Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, at 10 a.m.
"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," Trulieve CEO Kim Rivers said. "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 (OMC) 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 health care practitioners around the applications of medical cannabis.
Trulieve's recent and upcoming community engagement events include:
- Fairness West Virginia Gala, Oct. 23
- West Virginia Breast Health Initiative Virtual Presentation, Oct. 26
- West Virginia Virtual Physicians Connect, featuring Trulieve's Physician Engagement Team, Oct. 27
- West Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association Conference, Nov. 5-7
- West Virginia University Tailgate, Nov. 6
- West Virginia Family Medicine Foundation Conference, Nov.12-14
For more information on Trulieve's Morgantown and Weston dispensary locations, as well as details on upcoming community engagement events, please visit: https://www.trulieve.com/dispensaries/west-virginia.