Green Rush: Medical Marijuana Keeping Up with the Demand


Chronic Staff | Top Shelf News | February 4, 2021


Tulsa, Okla. - Promoting marijuana as an alternative, OK4U Approved is an organization, whose Executive Director Chip Paul recently said that he had no idea that the demand is going up. He did not forecast the success of the program as it was once deemed impossible in Oklahoma.


Cannabis is consuming the Sooner State as it keeps up with the demand of the stuff. OMMA or Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority oversees the medical marijuana program in the state. The interim director, Dr, Kelly Williams said that its growth is unprecedented and there is no indication that it will slow down.


The industry has generated $800,000 in 2020 alone. As per OMMA, there are more than 2,000 dispensaries that are licensed to sell. Tulsa is ranked 17th in the top cities with most dispensaries.


Taras Filenko, CEO of Seed Cannabis Co. said that "if you drive around town or anywhere in the state, there are a lot of dispensaries." And so he wishes the best group to win as he believes that at some point, they will all not be going to be there. He opened his in February 2019 and hopes to be one of the sturdy dispensaries to survive the competition and booming demand and business.


"if you drive around town or anywhere in the state, there are a lot of dispensaries." - Taras Filenko, Seed Cannabis Co.

Another dispensary in Sand Springs, OK is called Harvest Health Dispensary. It is a family owned operation that takes care from growing to selling of its produce. They opened a year ahead of Seed Cannabis Co. Sand Springs is more family-oriented as the operation has 3 flower rooms and each family member has a task to uphold. It is a small scale business and stood out because a close family member suffers seizures and cannabis tames the episodes. Mr. Rodriguez calls his dispensary an organic pharmacy that aims to improve the lives of patients.


There is no stopping and it seems that keeping up with the demand at this point in time is the only way.


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