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Displaying items by tag: Fluresh LLC

Tuesday, 09 August 2022 21:35

GR cannabis operators ‘cautiously optimistic’ as city officials amend social equity requirements

GRAND RAPIDS — City commissioners narrowly approved a resolution Tuesday to amend Grand Rapids’ cannabis social equity program and hold off on enforcement until the beginning of 2023.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 03 July 2022 18:10

Roundtable: Cannabis experts tackle evolving business climate, social equity pressures

As Michigan emerges as one of the top cannabis markets in the U.S., industry experts and operators still face the growing pains of a sector with high barriers to entry and increasing consolidation.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 22 May 2022 18:17

City-created nonprofit to help achieve cannabis equity goals faces pushback

GRAND RAPIDS — A proposal that would allow a newly created nonprofit to help Grand Rapids cannabis companies meet their social equity pledges is facing pushback from some business owners and city officials who see it as diluting social justice efforts.

Published in Nonprofits

Friday, 06 May 2022 14:31

GR cannabis equity program in disarray with noncompliance, ‘unattainable’ goals

GRAND RAPIDS — Just three out of 11 cannabis dispensaries are fully complying with voluntary social equity commitments they made three years ago to improve their chances of obtaining a license in a highly competitive lottery system, MiBiz has learned.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 19 December 2021 18:45

Michigan cannabis leaders see more M&A, minority ownership in 2022

Michigan’s cannabis industry is coming off a record-setting month with $128 billion in recreational sales in October, and industry leaders expect the state’s market to further mature in 2022.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 01 August 2021 17:57

West Mich. cannabis operators debate federal reforms

Congress will inevitably relax decades-old federal restrictions on cannabis, West Michigan industry experts say, but how and when lawmakers will act are key unanswered questions that could determine who gains access to the market.

Published in Economic Development


Sunday, 11 April 2021 17:30

Beyond retail: Entrepreneurs pursue alternative routes to cannabis industry

Opening a cannabis dispensary comes with significant barriers, but West Michigan entrepreneurs are looking at opportunities other than retail storefronts to get their foot in the door of the burgeoning industry.

Published in Small Business
Tuesday, 30 March 2021 10:54

Fluresh launches incubator for startup cannabis businesses

GRAND RAPIDS — The city’s first cannabis dispensary has launched a business incubator called Fluresh Accelerator, which aims to increase access and equity in the growing cannabis industry.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 28 February 2021 17:10

West Michigan executives reflect on a year of leading through a pandemic

After a year of reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic, it becomes increasingly difficult to capture all of the nuanced and at times discordant effects it has had on businesses. While some have thrived or pivoted, many others have struggled to hold on or closed up shop. 

Published in Economic Development

Friday, 13 November 2020 10:33

Two Grand Rapids dispensaries approved for recreational cannabis sales

GRAND RAPIDS — Two medical marijuana provisioning centers in Grand Rapids will soon be adding recreational sales.

Published in Economic Development
Thursday, 29 October 2020 15:53

Two more recreational cannabis dispensaries planned in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — Two more medical cannabis provisioning centers are seeking city approval to add retail recreational sales, bringing to at least six the total number of stores operating with or pursuing retail recreational licenses in Grand Rapids.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 26 October 2020 16:44

Recreational cannabis sales start in Grand Rapids, with more stores to come

GRAND RAPIDS — Retail recreational cannabis sales started Friday in Grand Rapids, while three more adult-use dispensaries have received preliminary city approval.

Published in Economic Development


Sunday, 30 August 2020 18:07

Cannabis growers convert industrial properties, promise jobs in GR

GRAND RAPIDS — Idled and deteriorating industrial buildings across the city are being transformed with multimillion dollar investments to support cannabis growing operations. 

Tuesday, 02 June 2020 21:12

GR City Commission to consider allowing some recreational marijuana businesses

GRAND RAPIDS — Recreational marijuana processors, growers and transporters might be allowed in Grand Rapids before the city permits recreational dispensaries to open. 

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 07 February 2020 11:07

First medical marijuana provisioning center opens in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — Patients lined up as early as 6:30 a.m. today to await the opening of Grand Rapids’ first medical marijuana provisioning center. 


Friday, 31 January 2020 05:00

Fluresh plans Feb. 7 opening for first GR medical marijuana provisioning center

GRAND RAPIDS — Fluresh LLC plans to open the first licensed medical marijuana provisioning center in Grand Rapids on Feb. 7 in the former Benteler Automotive plant on the city’s southwest side.

Sunday, 22 December 2019 15:34

Marijuana Outlook: Marijuana work will continue in 2020 with recreational, medical projects

Companies working in the marijuana industry are expecting a busy year in 2020, as more licensed businesses open and additional communities begin regulating recreational operations. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness