A medical marijuana supporter is urging lawmakers to reject a bill that sets up the statutory framework for implementation. Shawn Jenkins, co-founder of the Yes on 788 Political Action Committee, said Thursday during a Capitol news conference that House Bill 2612 does not hold true to the state question which voters approved in June to legalize medical marijuana. Read more.
Co-founder of the Yes on 788 PAC, Shawn Jenkins, stands against the “Unity Bill” (HB 2612) citing several sections of the bill that explicitly violate the language of SQ 788 which was passed into law by over 57% of voters last year.
An advocate for medical marijuana is voicing his concern over a bill aimed at providing Oklahoma with a regulatory framework for the industry. Dubbed the "unity bill," House Bill 2612 unanimously cleared a Senate committee this week and is eligible to be heard on the Senate floor on Monday. Read more.
House Bill 2612 nicknamed the Unity Bill made it out of the House on Friday and on Tuesday out of the Senate Rules Committee. The Unity Bill would essentially be a set of rules for medical marijuana in Oklahoma. 788 activists said this is not what the people voted for last June. Since that time, Flowercraft Co. has come to life for Shawn Jenkins. He’s gone through many hurdles to get his medical marijuana business up and running. Read more.
Budding market: Marijuana dispensary owners try to position for long-term success in surging medical marijuana market
There is no sure pathway to longevity; however, many owners agree that high-quality product in a safe, clean environment is part of the equation.
So is finding something that you can do well and set yourself apart.
“We already know, statistically, that nine out of 10 businesses are going to fail,” said Shawn Jenkins, FlowerCraft CEO. “You have to have something that you do better than anyone else.”
FlowerCraft, 2606 S. Sheridan Road, opened its dispensary on Valentine’s Day. The owners are envisioning its strip center location becoming a “Flower District” with a number of cannabis-related and cannabis-friendly businesses.
The first step in that direction is FlowerCraft’s 180-person event center a few doors down from its dispensary.
The event center is designed to serve the cannabis community by hosting events such as seminars, classes, meetings and celebrations.
“People who have been in this almost underground culture now have a platform to talk with each other,” Jenkins said. “Anything our community needs, we can host that here in a safe, professional environment.” Read more.