GULFPORT, Miss. (WLOX) – Gulfport’s first medical marijuana dispensary is opening this week.
GreenWise Cannabis Company is inviting the public out to celebrate with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday morning.
The company is based in Madison with two locations already running in Tupelo and Starkville.
According to management, its medical marijuana is both grown and tested in Mississippi.
“We’ve noticed that there really is a need for this product, for this medicine, for the patients, even greater than what we thought going into it,” operations director Randy Kirby said. “People come in with testimonials every day at our other locations, and it’s just a blessing to be able to work with something like that.”
GreenWise Cannabis owner Stephanie Gray is a cancer patient from Mississippi. She was diagnosed with a rare type in 2019.
According to her husband, Michael Gray, the cannabis plant has helped alleviate much of her pain following three surgeries.
“Bringing a new industry and a new product to Mississippians that overwhelmingly voted to have medical cannabis makes me, and my whole team, feel really, honestly, just like, innovative, proud to bring a product that Mississippians wanted and needed,” he said. “And it works in my own family. My wife is a medical cannabis patient,