Chris Visco, the co-founder and CEO of TerraVida Holistic Centers and the daughter of former Montgomery County Sheriff John Durante, went from working polls for Ronald Reagan at a young age to becoming Philadelphia’s Empress of Weed, writes Steve Volk for Philadelphia magazine.
Visco, who works from her Jenkintown office, began her career at Boscov’s and quickly rose through the ranks. But she wanted to work closer to home in Montgomery County, so she moved to David’s Bridal.
Later, she went into manufacturing and politics.
However, pot always held allure. She also understood the promise medical marijuana had for her new customer base.
The company she currently runs is a three-store chain of medical marijuana dispensaries with locations in Sellersville, Abington, and Malvern.
Now, Visco does not plan any more career changes. Currently, she is a staunch advocate of fully legalizing adult recreational use of marijuana as well as “home grow.”
Even if the ability of buyers to grow their marijuana plants at home seems counterintuitive to her business, she believes it is the right thing to do.
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