The Bud Farm – More than another marijuana shop
The Bud Farm, located in Mancos Colorado, is a “mom & pop” marijuana shop. This recreational marijuana dispensary is a family owned business. Jim & Lea, husband and wife, and Jena their daughter run this unique dispensary.
Jim is not only one of the owners, he’s also the grower. And he’s incredibly happy to share his wealth of information with visitors to his dispensary.
Lea deals with all of the paperwork involved in running a dispensary in Colorado. There’s a lot to do every day. And on top of managing all of the legal red tape, she’s also involved with the front end of the business. From employee management to getting behind the counter and budtending as well, she’s fully hands on with the business.
Jena, their daughter is also involved in day to day management of the business. From the front desk, to working with clients who come through The Bud Farm’s door, you’ll often find Jena in the shop.
More about Jim & Lea
In Lea’s own words….
Jim and I have been entrepreneurs in the construction and retail industry for 20 years plus. We have been married for 31 years this August and together for 33. We have one daughter, Jena, who manages the dispensary for us. And we have one granddaughter Rylan.
We love to camp, RV, fish, boat, and truly enjoy the outdoors. Lea’s hobby is photography, and Jim’s is horses. He breeds and sells performance horses.
Our passion was the medical side of marijuana due to pain. Jim was an old football player in college and recently had a total hip and knee replacement in 2014.
Although Lea’s health has been quite ordinary, she has found immense relief in the salves and lotions; patches and some edibles. Lea was not as excited, shall we say, about starting into such a regulated business. But once she got an education on products and what they can do, she changed her mind immediately. Working with people and helping them was the driving force to get the dispensary open.
Taking marijuana education to the recreational side has also been very important. If clients are coming in and wanting information, I want to make sure that we can provide it! We always have information on the marijuana plant itself and its breakdown, what it can be used for and all the ways it can be used. Lea