Medical pot running low in Oklahoma
TULSA — A limited supply of medical marijuana in Oklahoma means some patients are paying premium prices and businesses are running out of products.
Healthy Buds Dispensary in Tulsa sells out of marijuana buds faster than owner Michael Monroe can restock from his Oklahoma City grower, The Tulsa World reported.
Monroe said he’s seen customers from as far away as Miami, Okla., about 90 miles northeast of Tulsa, since he began publicizing that he would be selling buds.
“Honestly, it’s the older customers coming in,” said Monroe, who had to close his shop for a few hours this week after running out of supplies. “I would say 80 percent of them are older than 50.”
In June, Oklahoma voters approved use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.
While the state began accepting applications for licenses from patients, growers, dispensaries and caregivers in August, many licensed medical marijuana businesses in the state aren’t expected to begin marijuana bud sales before December, when widespread harvests are expected to be complete.