An owner of a recently awarded medical marijuana dispensary permit said she’s undaunted by the state-imposed, six-month deadline to open three locations in the area.
TerraVida Holistic Centers LLC was one of 10 companies announced as dispensary permitees by the state’s Department of Health in Southeastern Pennsylvania, one of six regions in the state.
The state’s Medical Marijuana Act allows each dispenser to open three locations, and TerraVida is planning locations in Abington, Sellersville and the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia.
The state imposed a six-month deadline to become operational or risk losing the permits for all dispensary permitees after announcing the recipients June 29.
Christina Visco, co-owner of the dispensary, said much of the work involved in starting a new business was handled while she and her business partner, Adina Birnbaum, developed their 269-page application to the state over the past year.
Visco said she and Birnbaum are trying to educate their soon-to-be neighbors on the medicine they plan to sell in the three municipalities they expect to open in.
“I think that the continued education