HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – There’s a chance Hampton could get the area’s first medical cannabis oil dispensary. And one of the companies vying to bring it here just released what theirs would look like.
The Hampton Planning Commission unanimously voted last month to add the definition of “pharmaceutical processor” to the city zoning ordinance and approved changing the ordinance to allow for cannabis oil production. Hampton City Council just needs to give it final approval.
If approved, this will allow in-state production and sales of medical cannabis oils to patients with a doctor’s note.
The Virginia Board of Pharmacy is set to issue conditional permits to one facility in each of the state’s five health districts. District 5 covers the Tidewater region and Hampton would be a central location.
15 companies have applied for the sole District 5 permit and City Council has shown interest in the facility proposed by Hampton-based RX Native Pharmaceuticals.
The company has already leased a 30,000 square foot property off Nasa Drive. This week, RX Native released renderings and an animation of the potential project.
The Virginia Board of Pharmacy is scheduled to award an applicant by September 25.