Mom Juggles Parenthood, Running Medical Marijuana Dispensary

By Colleen Sparks
East Valley Tribune (Mesa, Ariz.)

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Meet the Arizona mom who is busy running a marijuana dispensary while raising two young boys.

East Valley Tribune (Mesa, Ariz.)

Opening and running a medical marijuana dispensary while juggling motherhood is not for the faint of heart.

But Lilach Mazor Power, 38, co-owner, co-founder and managing director of Giving Tree Wellness Center in Mesa, has never shied away from a challenge.

The mother of two young boys previously served in the Israeli Air Force, starting right after high school in her native Israel, and moved to New York City by herself at age 22.

Mazor Power balances the heavy demands of running a business with co-owner and co-founder of the Giving Tree Wellness Center, medical director Dr. Gina Berman. The two also own and operate a Giving Tree marijuana dispensary and grow center in north Phoenix.

At the dispensary on East Juanita Avenue in Mesa, patients with state medical marijuana cards meet with patient consultants, who help them decide what strain, potency and species of cannabis to buy. The 12 to 15 different strains of medical marijuana offered at the center in Mesa can be used to treat illnesses such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), arthritis, nausea, depression and carpal tunnel syndrome.

On a typical day, Mazor Power leaves her house at 6 a.m. to work out, then arrives at work at 7:30. Late in the afternoon, she leaves the dispensary, picks up her sons, Shai, 6, and Ben, 3, from their schools, and spends her afternoons riding bicycles, playing games and swimming with the boys until their bedtime at 8.

Whether she’s at home or the dispensary, as a small business owner, Mazor Power is never completely off the clock. She, Berman and their employees help about 180 patients a day at their Mesa dispensary.

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