Business Times of Edmond, Oklahoma February 2020 - Page 14

Healthy Living in Edmond Fire Leaf Dispensary filling medical need in Edmond BY VAN MITCHELL | PHOTOS BY KAREN MOORE C assi Doolittle and her family watched as medical marijuana has been embraced by patients in other states where it had been legalized. She knew if medical marijuana passed in Oklahoma, a void would be filled in the medical market, and she, her father, and brother, would be ready to provide a first-class dispensary experience in the state.  Today, Doolittle and her family operate Fire Leaf Dispensary which has seven locations including one in Edmond at 1327 S. Broadway. They will soon open an eighth location in Guthrie. “We always knew we wanted to get into this industry, but we never knew if 14 February 2020 | The Business Times it was going to happen in Oklahoma,” she said. “We started doing research, and once it passed in Oklahoma, we hit the ground running, putting together a vertically-integrated company.” Fire Leaf Dispensary is dedicated to bringing patients a large selection of the highest quality, Oklahoma grown medical cannabis from their highly knowledgeable and experienced staff of budtenders and growers, at very competitive prices. They also have premium concentrates, edibles, CBD products, and apparel.  Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. “We are very patient-driven in the products that we carry,” Doolittle said. “We are constantly asking our patients for their feedback. We have great working relationships with our vendors. We are very specific with the brands we carry. We focus on providing a wide variety of products at each store.” On June 26, 2018, Oklahoma voted on State Question 788 to legalize medical marijuana, making it the 30th state in the nation to legalize medicinal cannabis. It allows doctors to recommend cannabis for all conditions they see fit. The law allows legal patients to receive ID cards, possess up to three ounces of medicinal cannabis in public, and store up to eight ounces at home. Dispensaries across the state are