NEW YORK: Columbia Care Inc. announced Cannabist Williamstown, its first dispensary in West Virginia and 24th Cannabist nationwide, opened on Thursday.
Cannabist Williamstown, located at 76 Thunder Road in Williamstown, is the first of five dispensaries that Columbia Care will open in the state this year.
Columbia Care one of the largest and most experienced cultivators, manufacturers and providers of cannabis products in the U.S.
“The level of demand and excitement for high quality cannabis and best-in-class service in West Virginia is promising for such a nascent medical market. We’re here to be a leader and a resource for current and future patients, as we introduce them to the power of this incredible plant,” said Jesse Channon, Chief Growth Officer of Columbia Care.
“As the medical cannabis program continues to expand, we look forward to also serving as a wholesale partner to ensure that patient needs are met across the state with a variety of high quality options. We’re thankful to the local community for welcoming Cannabist and to the Department of Health and Human Resources for their continued support.”
Columbia Care began cultivation operations at its 40,000-square-foot facility in West Virginia in July 2021. The Company holds five dispensary licenses to serve the growing number of registered medical cannabis patients across the state.
Cannabist Williamstown staff held a series of educational events throughout the month of December. These events helped patients better understand the state’s medical cannabis program, including providing information on how to obtain a medical cannabis patient card and which products will be available, as well as connected prospective patients with registered medical practitioners.
Cannabist Williamstown will offer Columbia Care’s Seed & Strain brand in multiple forms, including whole flower and vape carts. The Company’s other portfolio brands such as Triple Seven and Classix will be introduced in the coming months for patients and wholesale partners.
Patients will also be able to use Columbia Care’s proprietary cannabis discovery tool, Forage, both in-store and online to help find strains and products to fit their needs.
The Company is expecting to open three more Cannabist dispensaries in the spring with locations in Beckley, Morgantown and St. Albans, as well as a fifth location to follow later in 2022.