Announcements

Job Offers

Top 5 -yesterday

Top 5 -last week

Top 5 -last month

US (NY): Five years in, MMJ growers look to future

It’s been five years since Vireo Health started growing medical cannabis here, on the site of what used to be the Tryon youth center.

And while the irony of growing legal cannabis on what used to be a junior prison is lost on no one, the people at Vireo are looking ahead on their fifth anniversary, hoping for some political developments that could boost their fortunes to new highs.

“At some point, it has to come off Schedule 1,” said Dr. Stephen Dahmer, Vireo’s chief medical officer, referring to the federal law that continues to put cannabis in the same category as hard drugs like heroin.

Dahmer’s remarks came Monday during a tour of Vireo’s greenhouse and processing facility that turns the buds from hundreds of cannabis plants into various tinctures, soft gel tablets and inhalable “vaporizers” that can be purchased with a medical prescription.

Read more at timesunion.com


Publication date:



Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here


Other news in this sector:


Sign up for our daily Newsletter and stay up to date with all the latest news!

Subscribe I am already a subscriber