New Leaf Medicinals, LLC is cultivating about 140 different strains of cannabis, with close to 55 ready or almost ready for mass production, owner and operator, Eric Hernandez said.
New Leaf had about 20 different strains of flower in house on Tuesday, with eight more strains set to hit shelves later in the week.
The New Leaf Medicinals dispensary is located at 210 S. 4th St., Suite E in Chickasha. The dispensary first opened its doors for business on Nov. 2. During a grand opening on Nov. 8, the Chickasha Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m.
Upon entering the store, there is a security entrance where patients will be asked to show their medical marijuana card before accessing the dispensary. Large portraits of cannabis plants decorate the soft grey walls. There is a pleasant green smell.
Inside the dispensary, jars of flower perch on shelves behind a large glass counter. An assortment of pipes, papers, vaporizers, tinctures and seeds provide options at a glance. A mini fridge holds packets of wax, which can be used in edibles or smoked. New Leaf is also carries small plants that card carrying consumers can take home and grow.
Chickasha native, Hernandez, is the owner and operator of New Leaf Medicinals, LLC. He learned the medicinal cannabis trade when moved to Colorado a year and half ago. After Oklahoma passed State Question 788 in June, Hernandez decided to open his own business in Chickasha.
For patients who may have questions about the different ways to administer their medicine, Hernandez said the staff can help.
“If you don’t know how to use it we can explain it,” Hernandez said.
For those who do not want to smoke, there are extracts with varying levels of potency as