Lack of product delays dispensary openings | State & Region | – Beckley Register-Herald

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A lack of product is slowing the openings of medical marijuana dispensaries around the state even as two more medical cannabis stores recently opened in southern West Virginia over the weekend.

Greenlight Dispensary opened its first West Virginia location on Saturday in Lewisburg followed by a second grand opening on Monday at its Princeton location.

Casey Efting, the director of retail operations with Greenlight, said both openings have been received well by the respective communities with lines forming at the front door prior to opening.

“Overwhelmingly welcoming sentiment from the local community,” he said. “It took us longer to open than we had expected so there’s been a lot of anticipation.”

Efting said Greenlight plans to open three more dispensaries in West Virginia before the end of June.

Efting said a Beckley location at the Beckley Plaza Shopping Center will likely open next followed by a location in Stollings and lastly a Bluefield dispensary.

While the Greenlight Dispensary signs have been on the storefronts of their southern West Virginia locations for some time, Efting said a limited supply of cannabis products in the state caused

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