By Sue Vorenberg
Cannabis Daily Record
The Herbery, a recreational cannabis shop in Vancouver, Washington, has been approved for medical marijuana sales by the state Liquor and Cannabis Board.
The store got the designation in mid October. The Herbery will be able to begin sales of medical marijuana products on July 1, 2016, when the new rules go into effect.
“We’re extremely excited and look forward to selling medical marijuana next summer,” said Jim Mullen, The Herbery’s chief operating officer. “We think this is a huge step forward for the state and for patients.”
The Herbery is already working with select suppliers to line up medical products, such as Full Extract Cannabis Oil (FECO) – a concentrated extract used by cancer, HIV and other patients.
The store is also trying to further expand its offerings of CBD (cannabidiol) products. CBD is the non-psychoactive component of cannabis used for pain relief and as an anti-inflammatory, among other things.
“We already sell quite a few CBD products – and we’ve been surprised at the demand for them even in the recreational market,” Mullen said. “We really expect that to continue to rise, and CBD products are in high demand in the medical market as well.”
For more on Washington’s changed medical marijuana system, visit the LCB’s medical marijuana FAQ site here: http://liq.wa.gov/mj2015/medical-mj-faqs.