Liberty Health Sciences opened a dispensary in Port Charlotte this week.
The company offers medical marijuana, THC and CBD products to those eligible.
“This is where health meets science,” said store manager Brian Searing. “Working here, you see the positive progression of your customers.”
Searing has worked for the company for two years, in the Bonita Springs and Cape Coral locations.
He worked in auto shops for many years prior until his eye doctor told him he needed a new job.
“After my eye exam, the doctor saw I had ocular hypertension, which was related to stress. So, I decided to make a change,” said Searing.
As a medical card holder himself, Searing was already aware of the benefits of medical marijuana.
Now, he is a strong advocate for what he believes are benefits of the products.
“You hear so many of people’s stories,” he said. “Work can be a real tear-jerker.”
Searing recalled meeting a mother whose child suffered from multiple sclerosis and needed something other than prescription medication. “Helping our clients heal makes it all worth it.”