FAIRFAX, Okla. - The owner of an Osage County storefront said the demand for medical marijuana plants has been overwhelming after selling the first legal product in September.
Scott Huffman is president of Wild Herb, LLC, which is a grower, processor and dispensary located on Main Street in Fairfax, Oklahoma.
The building has been in his family for over 25 years, but Huffman said they started selling CBD products in April. They now sell medical marijuana seedlings starting at $50 a plant, with a discount for veterans.
"Seedling is a cutting from a plant. We try to get ours viable, so it's a nice healthy plant so we put them in a one-gallon smart pot and they're usually around 8 inches tall," Huffman said.
Huffman told News 4, typically, they receive upwards of 50 phone calls a day from people interested in buying plants.
"Phone calls, text messages, emails, Facebook Messenger, personal account, business account," he said. "We're already sold out for the next weekend."
Huffman said the goal is to help as many patients as possible.
Berdie 'Charlene' Wilson, who lives in Moore, said she has been forced to use a mixture of different treatments for pain management, including a neuro-stimulator, in the past.
"The wire is run to your spine, and that’s where everything goes to work. It takes care of the pain and, when you’re through, you turn it off. There was quite a bit to it," Wilson told News 4.
Wilson now has a patient card to use medical marijuana products legally.
"It’s a good plant. It wasn’t put here for bad. People can make bad out of anything they want to," she said.
Huffman said they now participate in the "Buy a Seedling, Gift a Seedling" program.
"That is one patient, buying two plants, and one of those plants goes to another medical marijuana patient that is in need that doesn't have the finances to buy because the license is expensive. The doctor's visit is expensive," he said.
Last Wednesday, lawmakers on a working group for medical marijuana approved recommendations for product testing requirements. The recommendations must be approved by the Oklahoma State Board of Health before taking effect.