The following is an excerpt from Madamenoire. Titled: “With Hundreds Of Customers A Day, Black Women Cannabis Dispensary Owners Say Business Is Booming During COVID-19 Pandemic.” Posted at May 14, 2020
Vetra Stephens, owner of 1st Quality Medz, says the demand for recreational marijuana is high. In fact, she says, there have been more recreational customers than medical ones.
“There’s a very strong demand,” Stephens tells Metro Times. “We have some great products here. I am a proponent of natural products.”
Stephens is CEO of PTN Group, which operates the dispensary and a cultivation center. Like many of the recreational dispensaries that have opened statewide, 1st Quality Medz doesn’t have a large selection of flowers — yet. Commercial growers are still waiting to cut, trim, and cure their first crop since sales became legal on Dec. 1.