US (VA): Cannabis manufacturer to open growing facility in Alleghany County

A national cannabis products manufacturer is preparing to open a new production facility in Alleghany County to help supply Virginia’s medical cannabis market.

Chicago-based Green Thumb Industries’ products include botanical cannabis — the basic flower form of cannabis — as well as cannabis-based items such as muscle rubs, tinctures, and edibles. It already operates a manufacturing facility in Abingdon and RISE Dispensary medical cannabis locations in Abingdon, Bristol, Christiansburg, Danville, Lynchburg, and Salem.

In Alleghany County, GTI is in the final stages of construction work at a recently purchased 300,000-square-foot building. The company declined to say how much it has invested in its new facility.

The company anticipates launching its manufacturing operation there “within the next month or so,” said Jack Page, GTI’s market leader in Virginia.

“It is a rather large building, and we are technically only going to be occupying a portion of the building to start with,” Page said. “Market demand will really determine how much of the facility is actually used. This is in response to needing additional space outside of our Abingdon facility.”


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