TALENT, Ore. — Another medical marijuana dispensary is opening its doors in southern Oregon. Green Valley Wellness opened at noon on Friday. The new dispensary is located at the corner of South Pacific Highway and Valley View Road.
Marked with a green cross, it is easy to spot. Around 1:00 p.m., nearly a dozen people waited to get approved. Inside the dispensary, cardholders must show their Oregon Medical Marijuana Program card along with a valid driver’s license to be allowed inside the cannabis show room, where there are dozens of different types of buds, along with hash, dabs and other forms of medical marijuana.
Patients said dispensaries offer a safer and cleaner atmosphere for them to buy their medicine.
“It makes it where the patient who doesn’t have a grower or can’t find a grower can come and get their medications,” said Sandy Thompson, OMMP cardholder.
The talent dispensary follows in the footsteps of other dispensaries that have opened in Klamath Falls and Gold Hill.
Talent does have a dispensary moratorium, but this dispensary was allowed to open because it had received its business license before the moratorium was put in place.
Green Valley Wellness is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.