Editor’s Note: Dragonfly Wellness was also honored in the 2021 Best Cannabis Companies to Work For – Cultivation program.
Dragonfly Wellness, a vertically integrated cannabis operator based in Salt Lake City, Utah, maintains a community-first culture, and community engagement plays a pivotal role in its retail operations.
The company operates 50,000 square feet of cultivation space in Moroni, Utah, as well as a retail pharmacy in Salt Lake City. To connect with its patients, Dragonfly Wellness aims to hire medical cannabis patients to work in its store, so they can share personal experiences and knowledge with customers.
“We have moms that have recovered from cancer that work at our pharmacy,” Chief Strategy Officer Narith Panh tells Cannabis Dispensary. “We have dads that have kids that suffer from conditions. … It’s just this real hodge podge of different perspectives and different people, but we can all come together and share one common goal and one common purpose to be a part of a community where you don’t have to hide using cannabis.”
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Dragonfly Wellness has a retail pharmacy in Salt Lake City, Utah, and a cultivation facility in Moroni.
Dragonfly Wellness is locally owned and operated and is also a minority- and female-led company, which Panh says helps drive decision-making within the organization.
“The ones who are most disadvantaged by cannabis and people of color are the ones being left out, looking in,” Panh says. “I think that’s something that’s incredibly powerful and unique about our organization. Being minority-led and female-led provides a very different sense of business, a different sense of compassion in business, that I think lacks in typical American business.”
Dragonfly Wellness’ CEO, Hoang Nguyen, is from Vietnam, but has lived with her family in Utah for the past 30 years.