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.
Conner McClain and his business partner at In Between Dreams LLC plan to open an indoor growing facility for medical marijuana early next year in Vicksburg.
West Michigan businesses are building strategies to accommodate and support the grand opening of the state’s new billion-dollar cannabis industry, although many still crowd behind a self-imposed shroud of secrecy.
When Michigan voters legalized medical marijuana more than a decade ago, advocates hailed it as a landslide victory for patients.
Michigan’s medical marijuana market has experienced a flurry of activity in the past two weeks involving court rulings, state guidelines and legislation, and culminating in a showdown within the marijuana business community. The contention hinges on competition between state-licensed and unlicensed businesses and growers.