By Maria Francis
Pocono Record, Stroudsburg, Pa.
WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Chris Visco and her partner Adina Birnbaum are the first and only certified women owners of a marijuana dispensary in Pennsylvania. Prior to applying for a license, Visco was a retail merchant. She was once a major buyer for Boscov’s department stores and later also with David’s Bridal.
At one time, Chris Visco made a living as a retail merchant.
Now, she’s the president of TerraVida Holistic Centers, one of 40 licensed medial marijuana dispensaries in Pennsylvania.
“A good buyer can buy dresses or shoes or anything else, and now even cannabis,” Visco told the crowd at East Stroudsburg University on Tuesday.
ESU welcomed Visco to campus to speak about entrepreneurial leadership and risk-taking as part of ESU’s Women’s History Month.
TerraVida Holistic Centers is a certified medical marijuana company operating three dispensaries in Sellersville, Abington and Malvern.
Visco, along with her partner, Adina Birnbaum, were awarded a medical marijuana dispensary license by the commonwealth of Pennsylvania in June 2017 with the highest score in the Southeast region and the second highest score in the Commonwealth. Visco and her partner are the first and only certified woman owners of a marijuana dispensary.