First Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Virginia Could Be in Hampton

Rx Native Pharmaceuticals hopes to kickstart a far-reaching medical marijuana market in Virginia.

August 13, 2018

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) -- New legislation allows in-state production and sales of medical cannabis oils to patients with a doctor's note and Hampton may be one of the cities in the state where you can find it.

It's a big change from a previous law that only gave some legal protection to patients who used the oils to treat epilepsy.

The Virginia Board of Pharmacy is only approving five conditional permits for medical marijuana dispensaries, one for each of the five health districts in the state.

"I think it changes lives and I really want to be able to bring it to the Hampton and District 5 community," said CEO of RX Native Pharmaceuticals, Chantra Stevenson.

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