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OKLAHOMA CITY, May 14, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- The APCO MED Medical Marijuana Dispensary has opened its doors to customers in the heart of Oklahoma City and the reactions are sensational.
"We've had people come in from Oregon, California, Colorado and Nevada. It makes no difference where they come from. Their response to what we are doing here is the same," says company President & CEO Ford Austin. "They stand in our lobby in sheer awe of the quality of product, education, and resources available to them in one place."
In 2018, Ford Austin and his sister/partner Shayna L. Marino decided to rebrand their 100 year-old family business APCO Oil Corporation from an oil & gas company founded in 1919 by their great grandfather, J. Steve Anderson with his partner L Prichard to APCO Med, a full service department store of medical marijuana located in the Uptown district of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Just a century ago, oil exploded in the US thanks in part to companies like APCO Oil. And while that boom thrust the people of Oklahoma out of the Great Depression, it seemed only fitting to open the APCO flagship store in Oklahoma, the newest state to experience an economic boom from the "green rush" of medical marijuana legalization.
Much like its predecessor company APCO Oil, APCO MED is staking its claim in a new industry by providing something no other marijuana dispensary has even considered. "We decided that marijuana is just a part of our overall business," says Mr. Austin. "We have created a 9,000 square-foot public cannabis community space with complimentary beverages & services for our customers like a full patient lounge, free WIFI, cannabis education classes and high-end meditation classes to help you heal your mind while the cannabis products we sell help you heal your body. It's more than just a store. It's an experience."
APCO MED OKC medical marijuana dispensary makes no actual claims as to the benefits of their line of Oklahoma made CBD and THC products, but their customers have been singing their praises. Many of the people we spoke with at the grand opening mentioned that even their basic CBD products help to alleviate pain like no opiate could.
Shayna L. Marino, APCO MED co-founder and Vice President states, "Oregon, Colorado, Washington, California & Nevada have all paved the way towards widespread usage of cannabis in our country. As a result of their efforts, Oklahoma, with the most liberal marijuana regulations in the United States, is poised to further help advance cannabis as a natural medicine thereby solidifying it as a mainstream medical treatment."
Even the company's Chief Financial Officer, Thomas Michaud, who was a staunch opponent of cannabis products his entire life, started a daily regime of CBD tinctures with his wife when he started work at APCO MED and now declares, "We are both living pain free!"
No matter whether you are a current user of medical marijuana or not, a visit to the APCO MED Medical Marijuana Dispensary OKC is likely to transform your perspective on the medical marijuana industry and possibly even the state of Oklahoma as a whole.