Cannabist Grand Opening (WY Daily/Jillian Appel)
WILLIAMSBURG — Columbia Care Inc., one of the largest cultivators, manufacturers, and providers of cannabis products in the United States, celebrated the opening of its new Cannabist location in Williamsburg with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, Dec. 7.
Columbia Care Inc.’s Cannabist brand aims to give patients greater access to medical cannabis products. Columbia Care was awarded a license in Virginia in 2018 and was officially licensed to sell in 2020.
It opened its first location in Portsmouth, followed by Virginia Beach and now Williamsburg, with a fourth location planned for Hampton next year.
Official Cannabist Ribbon Cutting (WY Daily/Jillian Appel)
Cannabist opened its Williamsburg location on Nov. 23, and since then has been preparing its staff to help patients better understand medical cannabis and what products will best fit their needs.
In accordance with Virginia law, all of the staff at Cannabist are licensed pharmacists or pharmacy technicians. Security outside of the building also ensures patients have all the necessary documentation needed to purchase from the dispensary. Additionally, all of the product is grown locally as it is illegal to carry cannabis across state lines.
(WY Daily/Jillian Appel)