Adam Coble, the owner of Terpene Station, is a modern Renaissance man: a retired commercial fisherman, keyboardist, biology teacher, retail sales manager and now a dispensary owner in Eugene, Oregon, ranked number four in highest dispensaries per capita.
“I was an advocate and supporter previously, but I didn’t get deep into [cannabis] advocacy until about five years ago,” Coble said. “This industry was a full-on grassroots process – for a product that we know has positive applications.”
Although the industry was enticing, Coble viewed this opportunity as a way to be a positive mentor for his retail team. Per his previous experience in education, leading a team and giving them the skills they need to succeed came naturally to Coble.
“There’s a really fabulous opportunity for mentorship. The staff has an opportunity to apply themselves in a way they are going to be successful. And, if I view my job from the standpoint of a leader, I know my successes are only based on the successes of the people I employ. So I encourage that comfortable working environment,” Coble said.
Coble’s personal business model is built on fostering relationships within the cannabis industry.
“We communicate with farms and the groups that we work with, and we form a relationship. That way, when we carry multiple products of theirs, we are able to actively represent each farm. We can take our manufactured material, like cartridges, and direct the customer to the flower that it came from.”