Because cultivation operations are complex and organized differently than a retail marijuana store, most dispensaries are not dedicated to cannabis cultivation. Instead, they purchase marijuana products from various types of producers, including commercial growers, concentrate manufacturers, edible bakeries and more. Other recreational marijuana stores outsource their cultivation operations. They know what strains they want and how they want to be grown, and they pay someone else to deliver the products to them.
This increases dispensary control over selection and methods. However, as with commercial growers, there are some variables that the dispensary cannot control. Steve Vancore, a spokesman for Trulieve, noted that other large cannabis firms have also seen their shares fall in recent weeks. Curaleaf, for example, fell 15 percent from mid-July to Wednesday.
In fact, some dispensaries in Oklahoma even grow their own cannabis. Although these stores do buy flowers from other growers, they are not the only ones. Of the dispensaries that grow their own, most of them still rely heavily on the flower they buy from other sources. Customers expect a wide variety of flowers from a wide variety of growers, so this is the case.