City leaders support Dharma Pharmaceuticals to produce CBD oil, wants company to move locations

GRANTED CONDITIONAL APPROVAL TO DHARMA PHARMACEUTICAL S TO MANUFACTURE A FORM OF MEDICAL MARIJUNANA IN BRISTOL, VIRGINIA NEWS CHANNEL ELEVEN FIRST BROUGHT YOU THE BREAKING NEWS LAST NIGHT THROUGH A TEXT ALERT

DHARMA PHARMACUETICAL —- A COMPANY THAT APPLIED FOR A LICENSE TO PROCESS C-B-D OIL RECEIVED CONDITIONAL APPROVAL FROM THE VIRGINIA BOARD OF PHARMACY TUESDAY DHARMA WAS JUST ONE OF FIVE PHARMACEUTICAL PROCESSORS APPROVED BY VIRGINIA'S BOARD OF PHARMACY CAROLINE CORRIGAN —- SPOKE WITH BRISTOL CITY LEADERS ABOUT THE ECONOMIC IMPACT — INCLUDING DOZENS OF NEW JOBS FOR THE REGION JOSH, SARA — CITY LEADERS TELL ME THEY SUPPORT THIS PHARMACUETICAL COMPANY COMING TO THE CITY OF BRISTOL — BUT YESTERDAY THE BOARD OF PHARMACY GAVE CONDITIONAL APPROVAL FOR THE PHARMACY TO OPERATE OUT OF THE FORMER JC PENNY STORE IN MALL —- A SPOT CITY LEADERS HOPE CHANGES IF YOU DRIVE BY THE MALL IN BRISTOL, VIRGINIA —– THE MESSAGE IS CLEAR —– THE CITY IS "BETTING ON BRISTOL" AS PLANS ARE IN THE WORKS TO PUT A CASINO THERE

BUT ON WEDNESDAY, NEWS CHANNEL ELEVEN FOUND OUT ANOTHER COMPANY HAS PLANS TO ALSO OPERATE OUT OF THE MALL —- DHARMA PHARMACUETICALS A PHARMACUETICAL COMPANY — WITH PLANS TO PRODUCE AND DISPENSE C-B-D OIL TO PAITENTS IN THE FORMER JC PENNY STORE — (MOS SOT): "WELL I THINK THAT'S A WONDERFUL THINGI THINK THAT IT HAS A LOT OF BENEFITS FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE HOOK ON A LOT OF DRUGS" AND CITY MANAGER RANDY EADS AGREES —- (CITY SOT): "IT WILL BENEFIT THE CITIZENS IN THE AREA WHO HAVE SERIOUS OPIOID ADDICTION PROBLEMS, THEY CAN START USING A DIFFERENT MEDICATION AND NOT JUST FOR OPIOID ADDITION, BUT FOR OTHER TYPES OF ILLNESSES AS WELL SO THIS IS A BIG WIN FOR SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, NOT JUST FOR BRISTOL, BUT FOR SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AS A WHOLE

" WITH EXPECTATIONS TO BRING ANYWHERE FROM 100 TO 160 JOBS TO BRISTOL —- (MOS SOT): "AND WE NEED THAT IN THIS AREA" BUT WITH PLANS TO BRING A RESORT AND CASINO TO THE MALL —- EADS SAYS THE CITY WANTS TO WORK WITH DHARMA TO FIND ANOTHER LOCATION (CITY SOT): "I THINK THERE ARE PLENTY OF SPACES IN BRISTOL FOR THEM TO DO THAT IF THEY SO CHOOSE IT WOULD ALLOW THE RESORT AND CASINO TO BE FULLY OPERATIONAL TO BE ABLE TO USE EVERY AVAILABLE SQUARE INCH" BUT IF DHARMA DECIDES NOT TO FIND ANOTHER LOCATION—- (CITY SOT): "WELL WHAT WOULD HAVE TO HAPPEN IS THAT DHARMA AND PAR VENTURES WOULD HAVE TO COME TO SOMESORT OF AGREEMENT AS TO WHERE THAT LOCATION WOULD BE IN THE BRISTOL MALL" WE'RE REACHED OUT TO PAR VENTURES FOR A RESPONSE, BUT HAVE YET TO HEAR BACK

I'M TOLD THE VIRGINIA BOARD OF PHARMACY WILL NOW VISIT THE SITE — EADS SAYS WE'RE LOOKING AT 14 MONTHS UNTIL THIS PHARMACY WILL OPEN