Nature’s Medicines in Happy Valley is on the rapidly growing list of dual-licensed dispensaries, granting it the ability to conduct medical and recreational marijuana sales, which began Jan. 29.
The dispensary is located on North Seventh Avenue and is open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
It took a few days for the dispensary to implement the state-regulated measures to sell recreational marijuana, like special labeling and changing its system to charge the 16% excise tax.
However, the transition was not difficult for Nature’s Medicines, said Jigar Patel, who has served as the dispensary brands’ CEO since January 2019.
Nature’s Medicines also has locations in Central Phoenix as well as Glendale. All the locations received approval the same day. Since recreational sales began, stores have been busy but have been keeping up with the demand, Patel said.
Nature’s Medicines’ slogan states the dispensaries are “where self-care begins.” It prides itself on offering quality, yet affordable products, Patel said.
“We take pride to provide basic medicine at a very reasonable price,” he said.
The dispensaries have some of the Valley’s lowest prices.
Nature’s Medicines offers an “impressive” variety of curated natural cannabis products, selling edibles, strains of flower, as well as concentrates from only its own “celebrated” brands, its website states.
Nature’s Medicines also employs third-party testing to ensure customers receive cannabis that meets its “highest standards” for potency, safety, purity as well as quality, it adds.
However, selling recreational marijuana “comes with more responsibility,” Patel explained.
“As you grow more, you have to be careful on making sure that everything is done right, all your policies, procedures, your product–everything. You have to be tough now.”
This adds more responsibility for its staff but thanks to its “great” management team, everything is always taken care of, he said.