Lori Hicks is the partial proprietor and operations supervisor of Arizona Natural Concepts, a Phoenix-area dispensary. She’s additionally the overall supervisor of Yummy Gummy, a well-liked line of handcrafted gummies produced at ANC’s on-site hashish kitchen. We not too long ago caught up with Hicks to get the lowdown on this native operation.
Backstory: Yummy Gummy hit Arizona’s medical marijuana market simply over a yr in the past, in January 2020. The model is understood for high-dose gummies at inexpensive value factors. “We seen there was a gap out there with gummies,” Hicks says. “We wished to make it possible for we may make one thing that was tasty, handmade, accessible in a number of doses, and inexpensive.”
Location: ANC’s dispensary and kitchen are each situated in north Phoenix at 1039 E. Carefree Hwy.
Merchandise: Yummy Gummy is available in single or 10-packs, and dosages vary from 25 mg to as a lot as 500 mg per pack. Sativa and indica choices can be found, and Hicks emphasizes that they are infused exactly. “Every of the gummies has all the medication all through,” Hicks says. “They’ll all be lower and all of it holds up, which is very nice.”
ANC additionally makes Tipsy Turtle, a line of candy and savory hashish snacks (chocolate coated pretzels, glazed pecans) that is been in manufacturing since 2018.
A product Hicks says prospects typically decide up alongside Yummy Gummy and Tipsy Turtle purchases is Undoo, a form of chillout capsule for many who concern getting too excessive. Though it isn’t made by ANC, Hicks considers it a worthwhile staple to have available when attempting closely dosed edibles.
“After I began the enterprise, I used to be at all times so paranoid as a result of individuals don’t understand the power of edibles — this isn’t your pot from the 1960s and 1970s,” she says. “[Undoo] is 2 capsules, and when you get too excessive on edibles you’ll be able to take that and drink a bunch of water, and in a few half an hour to 45 minutes you’re — not again to finish regular, however at the least not freaking out. We suggest Undoo to lots of people.”
Coming Quickly: Hicks is happy about an upcoming CBD-infused Yummy Gummy — the corporate’s first. “We’re introducing a THC/CBD 1:1 10 mg [gummy] quickly, which can be a pleasant added function—a gummy with CBD,” mentioned Hicks. Tipsy Turtle may even be coming into the leisure market.
Publish-legalization outlook: Though many medical dispensaries not too long ago accredited by the state have already gone recreational, Hicks and her staff are ready one other month to start leisure gross sales.
“We obtained the approval at ANC, however we’re pushing it off till March 1st,” she says. “We’re getting all our techniques ready and listening to what individuals are saying so we don’t make the identical errors.”
Discover It: Yummy Gummy is obtainable at over 50 dispensaries throughout the state, together with:
Phoenix Aid Heart
Natural Wellness Heart
The Good Dispensary
Study extra at ancdispensary.com.
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