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To put it bluntly, many Arizona medical marijuana patients felt slighted – or, at least, slightly less special – after recreational marijuana sales kicked off in the state on January 22. Lines at dispensaries wound around the buildings, product became extremely scarce, and prices went up all over the Valley. More than three months later, patients are still complaining, especially about limited product options at their longtime dispensaries.
Not so much at Oasis Cannabis, though. The local three-dispensary chain maintains its focus on medical marijuana patients, offering express pickup for online orders, patient-only specials, and a larger variety of products to medical cardholders than what’s on the recreational menu. Despite not having its own grow operation until recently (the first harvest is due in June) and demand being “at least two to three times what it was this time last year,” according to marketing manager Anders Mintz, Oasis’ locations have never run out of weed for patients and continue to offer a