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Cultivating our community with cannabis.

Cannabis is a powerful tool
for connection. We believe
it can build community, too.

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Feel State® is a community of independently owned and operated dispensaries that share the same values and goals: To cultivate connection and community through cannabis.
Feel State provides excellent customer service rooted in authentic connections and a passion for education.
Experience the warmth, knowledge, and genuine care that sets Feel State apart. Whether you seek relief, relaxation, or exploration, we are here to guide and support you every step of the way.
At Feel State, we prioritize building authentic connections with our customers. The knowledgeable staff is here to support you, offering personalized recommendations and fostering a comfortable environment for open discussions about your preferences and needs.
We believe in empowering our customers through education. Your local team is committed to providing comprehensive information about cannabis, ensuring you can make informed decisions that align with your wellness goals. Whether you're a seasoned enthusiast or new to cannabis, they're here to answer your questions and share our expertise.
We actively collaborate with local organizations and initiatives to provide cannabis education, destigmatize its use, and advocate for responsible consumption. By being an integral part of the neighborhoods we serve, we contribute to a strong and supportive community.
Interested in partnering with us? Read on to learn how we can support you!

Budtending is no ordinary customer service job.

That’s why education and training are the foundation of Feel State.
About 25% of people who walk into a dispensary don’t know what they want — and as more states legalize cannabis and the stigma fades, that number is expected to grow.

We believe that understanding how products work and being able to explain those concepts to customers is crucial for a dispensary’s long-term success.

That’s why we’ve created a special hands-on training program.

It helps the team feel confident, supported, and excited to assist customers in finding the perfect product for their needs — and the numbers speak for themselves:
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2,500+
5-star reviews
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High
employee satisfaction
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75%
of customers visit again

You don’t have to start at square one.

We love the startup process, and we’re passionate about helping independent dispensaries enter the market swiftly and successfully.
Curious? Let's Talk!
We are here to empower you to thrive in the competitive cannabis market.
Together, we can make a difference and shape the future of cannabis.

Our partners have access to a wealth of valuable resources:

In addition to offering support with the hiring process, we provide pre-created training materials, saving dispensaries time and effort in developing their own. This allows you to focus on providing exceptional customer experiences right from the start.
Feel State offers a trademarked, well-recognized, and respected brand that independent dispensaries can proudly "wear" as their own. This association instantly provides credibility and trust among customers, giving you a head start in establishing yourself within the competitive cannabis industry.
To support our dispensary partners in marketing efforts, we provide an ever-growing library of print materials and digital graphics, enabling you to launch your marketing campaigns without delay. From eye-catching flyers to a 36-page patient guidebook and engaging social media content, we provide you with the tools you need to make an immediate impact.

Furthermore, Feel State offers ongoing marketing support at a high level. We assist our partners with new content creation and education, ensuring you stay connected with their target audience and remain at the forefront of industry developments. We believe that supporting your growth is a shared success.

Meet the Feel State Team

Meet David, the finance guru!

With an impressive career spanning finance management leadership roles in the cannabis, real estate, and investment services industries, David's financial experience knows no bounds. He was also a Co-Founder of Hot Box Cookies, a sweet chapter that began his entrepreneurial journey.

David loves keeping track of all the little details of a project — especially those many people may find relatively uninteresting. Believe it or not, his favorite work project to date was overseeing the finances on a large scale warehouse construction project, finding its complexity fascinating.

Outside of work, David treasures family time, helping his kids learn and grow, and sharing life lessons with his loved ones.

David’s advice for his younger self? “You don't necessarily need to follow what is thought of as conventional wisdom.”

Meet Corey, the operations whiz!

With a wealth of experience as the former Director of Operations for dispensaries in Maryland and California, Corey has honed his expertise in the industry. He was also the Co-Founder of Hot Box Cookies and MizzMenus.com.

Corey has an inherently entrepreneurial mind. He has a knack for turning ideas into reality and fearlessly embraces any challenge — an invaluable skill for navigating the ever-evolving cannabis industry.

Outside of work, Corey loves spending time in nature, with family friends, cooking, working out, and cheering on the Mizzou basketball team.

Corey’s advice for his younger self? “Failures are a good thing as long as you learn from them.”

Meet Mitch, the cannabis connoisseur!

As the former strategic leader of cannabis operations in Maryland and California, Mitch's expertise in the cannabis world is second to none. He's not just an advocate; he's a connoisseur, appreciating the artistry and quality of this incredible plant.

Mitch thrives off collaborating on exciting projects with people he’s close to, and he loves that the cannabis industry brings together people from all walks of life over a shared passion for cannabis. One of his favorite projects was opening the first Feel State store in Florissant.

Outside of work, Mitch enjoys traveling, gardening (things other than cannabis), and can roll you a mean hash hole joint. He works hard to prioritize his health, friends and family, and connecting with the little joys in life.

Mitch’s advice for his younger self? “Don't worry, it's all going to work out.”

Meet Kristen, the creative visionary!

Since entering the cannabis industry as a graphic designer in 2013, Kristen has done work for over 40 cannabis companies across the country and has been a part of seven different startups. She founded her own company, Hempsley, in 2017.

Kristen is passionate about helping entrepreneurs bring to life their visions for making the world a better place. As a Reiki Master Practitioner, she integrates spirituality and mindfulness into her creative process and her favorite projects are those that help change the stigma surrounding cannabis through education.

Outside of work, Kristen spends her time hammocking with tarot cards, getting creative in the kitchen, making wildflower bouquets, and spending time with her family.

Kristen’s advice for her younger self? “No work is worth more than your health, relationships, or sanity.”

Questions? We have answers.

Partnering with Feel State Dispensaries requires ZERO upfront fees, and we’ll even help you with the costs of initial branding and marketing materials.

After your first six months of operations, we’ll begin collecting a small licensing fee. Our business model is based entirely on your success, so if you don’t make money then we don’t either.
That depends. Do you love collaboration and community?

When you join our community of independently owned and operated dispensaries, you get support from a nationwide network of cannabis industry professionals. No matter what challenge you come up against, we guarantee that you won’t have to figure it out alone!

Or — are you ready to put your time and energy into other endeavors, like a cultivation facility or entirely different industry?

You’ve done the hard work of becoming operational and assembling a great team — so now what? As entrepreneurs ourselves, we understand the urge to move onto the next project. We can help your dispensary business continue to grow and generate more revenue so that you can focus on your next big endeavor.
You don’t have to! All Feel State Dispensaries are independently owned and operated, meaning you keep full ownership and control over your dispensary license.

We aren’t here to control you — we simply want to support you. We can help with everything from pre-opening support to hiring and training, compliance, and marketing, or we can pass off our SOPs and media libraries for you to run with on your own. At the end of the day, you keep full control over your business!
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