• Zen Leaf is the first medical cannabis dispensary to open in Wheeling, a city of more than 26,500 residents1
  • West Virginia medical cannabis sales are projected to potentially reach $49 million by 2026, according to the MJBiz Factbook 2022
  • Verano’s active operations span 13 states, comprised of 105 dispensaries and 13 cultivation and processing facilities with more than 1 million square feet of cultivation capacity

July 14, 2022  — Verano Holdings Corp. (CSE: VRNO) (OTCQX: VRNOF) (“Verano” or the “Company”), a leading multi-state cannabis company, today announced the opening of Zen Leaf Wheeling, the Company’s third West Virginia dispensary and 105th location nationwide, which will follow a celebratory ribbon cutting shortly before opening for business on Friday, July 15 at 11:00 a.m. local time. Zen Leaf Wheeling, located at 231 Warwood Ave, will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, local time.

Zen Leaf is the first medical cannabis dispensary to open in Wheeling, complimenting Verano’s two additional West Virginia Zen Leaf locations in Westover and Morgantown. The dispensary is situated within a 15 minute drive of downtown Wheeling on a commercial stretch of Warwood Ave that sees an average of 6300 vehicles per day2.

“We are thrilled to open Wheeling’s first medical cannabis dispensary, where our compassionate Zen Leaf team is ready to provide our signature patient-centric service and hospitality,” said George Archos, Verano Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “In opening our third West Virginia dispensary, we are excited to continue growing and investing in the Mountain State, and look forward to welcoming members of the medical cannabis community at Zen Leaf Wheeling, and future Zen Leaf locations across the state, for years to come.”

Across West Virginia, Verano has permits issued by West Virginia’s Office of Medical Cannabis to operate a cultivation and processing facility, along with seven total medical cannabis dispensaries that are projected to continue to open throughout 2022, subject to customary approvals.

Zen Leaf Wheeling will offer a variety of cannabis therapeutics, including flower, topicals, edibles, and vapes. For more information on Zen Leaf Wheeling, or to place an order, visit zenleafdispensaries.com.

About Verano

Verano is a leading, vertically integrated, multi-state cannabis operator in the U.S., devoted to the ongoing improvement of communal wellness by providing responsible access to regulated cannabis products. With a mission to address vital health and wellness needs, Verano produces a comprehensive suite of premium, innovative cannabis products sold under its trusted portfolio of consumer brands, including Verano, Avexia, Encore, and MÜV. Verano’s portfolio encompasses 14 U.S. states, with active operations in 13, including 13 production facilities comprising over 1,000,000 square feet of cultivation capacity. Verano designs, builds, and operates dispensaries under retail brands including Zen Leaf and MÜV, delivering a superior cannabis shopping experience in both medical and adult-use markets. Learn more at www.verano.com.