“The old joke was that I came with the building,” remembers Jeff Cosper, who worked at West Hollywood dispensary The Farmacy for ten years before it officially became MedMen West Hollywood in 2015. He is proud to see the Company’s efforts to eradicate the stigma behind cannabis. That’s because, while he’s worked in the industry for 14 years, he’s been a cannabis enthusiast for closer to 45. He never expected in those early days that he would see a world where marijuana was legal, let alone one in which he could help change people’s lives because of it.
He specifically remembers a time that he helped a WWII veteran who came into the shop to find relief from his PTSD. Jeff made recommendations based on his expertise and the vet soon returned to express his gratitude over how well it worked. “That made me feel good since what he’s dealing with is so difficult,” he remembers. “Being a vet, you want to help him. He put his life on the line for us and got messed up because of it, so it was so nice that it brought him some alleviation.”