Ann Arbor pot dispensary owners discovered customers had to make tough choice – Detroit Free Press


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Christina Montague’s reason for opening a pot dispensary started from personal experience: Marijuana had helped her with pain management when she was going through cancer treatment.

But through this endeavor, she and her daughter Teesha Montague discovered a community of seniors and veterans in the Ann Arbor area who had similar needs and became their customers but have other needs beyond medical cannabis.

The mother and daughter have made it their mission to help them. They’ve delivered meals to their customers, spent time talking with them at both their homes and at the dispensary and even started a counseling program.

“We really just want to be a positive asset to the community,” said Christina Montague, owner of Huron View Dispensary in Ann Arbor.

That’s always been the goal. The mother and daughter spent a year holding events to help the community understand the benefits of marijuana, and advocating for its legalization in the state. They now own and operate a licensed medical marijuana dispensary, and were recently approved to sell recreational marijuana.

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They have a unique perspective. Christina Montague is a retired public school social worker and former Washtenaw County Commission board chair. 

By the time she and her daughter opened Huron View Dispensary in 2018, one of the few Black- and female-owned dispensaries in the state, they knew their business would be more than just a place to buy marijuana.

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