As seniors grow more comfortable with the thought of legal marijuana, one San Francisco-based startup hopes to cash in on that trend by helping them obtain cannabis products.
That company, Octavia Wellness, services more than 2,500 clients throughout the state of California, with an average age of 57 years old. Many clients reside in active adult communities.
The company employs more than 50 certified wellness consultants, who are paid on commission to educate seniors about cannabis and help them purchase pot products.
The startup specializes in selling cannabis products that are formulated to avoid causing the psychoactive effects usually associated with smoking pot. Using Octavia Wellness’s online store, seniors can purchase CBD drops, salves and creams, along with more traditional marijuana products such as vaporizer cartridges, edibles and pot “flowers,” which are also known as bud or leaf marijuana.
Octavia Wellness, a non-retail storefront, then