TerraLeaf Opens Cannabis Education Center in West Virginia

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<![CDATA[TerraLeaf, a Pennsylvania-based, women-owned cannabis operator, has expanded to West Virginia to open a new Education Center in Huntington, W. Va, that will provide cannabis education to the company’s employees and the broader community.The 5,000-square-foot Education Center held a VIP ribbon cutting ceremony Dec. 6 ahead of its Dec. 7 open house and grand opening to the public. It is located next door to TerraLeaf’s medical cannabis dispensary, which has been deemed operational by the state, but currently has no products for sale as the company waits for West Virginia’s growers to have cannabis available for wholesale.“As you know, there’s a tremendous stigma about the use of cannabis, so our goal when we go into a community is to educate, educate, educate,” TerraLeaf founder Chris Visco told Cannabis Business Times and Cannabis Dispensary. “We teach people about the plant.”TerraLeaf opened its first cannabis Education Center in Pennsylvania, where the company holds two medical cannabis licenses and currently operates three dispensaries. TerraLeaf has 45,000 unique patients across its three locations, Visco said, and the company built an Education Center when it expanded its corporate offices.“It’s really important in each community to go first talk to the local elected officials, talk to the police department, talk to the fire department,” Visco said. “They’re all invited into our Education Center any time they would like to come.”Staff at the Education Center lead presentations on the dispensary’s security measures, for example, as well as how cannabis businesses can help build communities. The ultimate goal of the center, Visco said, is to raise awareness about the responsible use of medical cannabis, help potential patients become registered patients in the state, and provide assistance to those looking to get their medical cannabis cards.The Education Center also hosts classes on cannabinoids and terpenes and educates TerraLeaf’s employees…

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