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C3 Podcast No. 45: Carly Mattingly from The Dispensary

Updated: Jun 7, 2023

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In No. 45 of the Cannabis Commerce + Chemistry Podcast, host ⁠Curt Robbins⁠ from ⁠Higher Learning LV⁠ gives co-hosts Dena Putnam from Leafwize Naturals and John Bailey from the Mindset Genesis the week off to go one-on-one with Carly Mattingly, Store Director at ⁠The Dispensary⁠ in Reno, Nevada. The Dispensary, which also features a location in the Las Vegas metro area of Henderson, is a premium retail brand from ⁠leading American multi-state operator Ayr Wellness⁠.


The outside sign from The Dispensary in Reno, Nevada.
The Dispensary in Reno, Nevada

C3 Podcast No. 45: Carly Mattingly from The Dispensary

Robbins asks Mattingly about why she got into the cannabis industry. She explains her goal of helping others and her four years at The Dispensary and how she has helped this location build its customer base through ⁠education⁠, inclusion, and a strategic focus on decreasing stigma. Mattingly described how the mothers of children who attended the same school as her children would visit her dispensary, recognize her, and try to hide. She said this has prompted her to address ⁠stigma⁠ head on and strive to give all staff members and customers a feeling of comfort and insight.


"It is incredibly important to me to be able to not only help our customers, but also help our staff. To help the people that run this massive organization. They believe in healing." — Carly Mattingly, Store Director, The Dispensary

Mattingly described how she has built a staff of passionate professionals on which she can rely to gather information about the appropriateness of products or the best ways to feature them. Robbins and Mattingly described the new brand ⁠Origyn Extracts⁠ from Ayr Wellness that is sold at The Dispensary.


"They Believe in Healing"

"It is incredibly important to me to be able to not only help our customers, but also help our staff. To help the people that run this massive organization. They believe in healing. We have people who are seen and people who are heard at the ground level," said Mattingly during the C3 Podcast interview.

The interior of The Dispensary in Reno, Nevada.
The interior of The Dispensary's Reno location

When Robbins asked Mattingly about the demographics of her customer base, she responded: "Demographically, it's everybody." She continued: "I think that's something I really learned being a store manager. There is no right or wrong person that ⁠smokes⁠ or consumes cannabis.


Wide Variety of Customers

It is from young people with a medical card seeking out chronic ⁠pain⁠, like you said, maybe ⁠diabetes⁠ or ⁠cancer⁠...all sorts of things like that. To ⁠anxiety⁠. But on top of that we also see teachers, doctors, lawyers...people like that that really had a ⁠stigma⁠ against cannabis until recently and they're really starting to see the benefits involved."

The weekly Cannabis Commerce + Chemistry Podcast is all business and no small talk.
The weekly C3 Podcast: All business. No small talk.

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C3 Podcast No. 45: Carly Mattingly from The Dispensary. This weekly podcast is targeted at cannabis and hemp industry professionals and is strategically free of profanity and crude dialog. This audio session was edited for length and clarity.


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