Medical marijuana as an industry is booming in Oklahoma, with sales, patients, growers, processors and dispensaries continuing to increase throughout the state.
But while it may seem like there is a dispensary on every corner, not every property owner is open to leasing to marijuana-related businesses.
“If you look at the numbers, we are way oversaturated on retail dispensaries,” University of Central Oklahoma professor David Chapman said. “Here’s the fear … the brokers get calls all day long about dispensaries, and we’re all starting to feel like some of them are going to start to fail.”
It’s just a matter of time before somebody puts a dispensary into a Starbucks — or a Starbucks into a dispensary.