Mint Cannabis to open three more dispensaries, cultivation center in Michigan –

KALAMAZOO, MI — Just six months after introducing The Mint Cannabis Co. in Kalamazoo last October, co-owner Joey Kejbou is excited to announce three more dispensaries coming to the state.

Located not far from the East Cork Street dispensary in Kalamazoo, the company’s flagship store-to-be will be a 5,300 sq. ft. facility set to open in late summer/early fall at 5747 S. Westnedge Ave. in Portage.

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Retail centers are also expected to open in Coldwater (365 N. Willowbrook Rd.) in early June and in Monroe Township (760 S. Telegraph Rd.) sometime later this summer, Kejbou told MLive on April 20.

In addition, the company is preparing to open a 24,000 sq. ft. cultivation center in Clare this year. The first phase of the cultivation center is expected to open this May.

Mint Cannabis Co-owner Joey Kejbou talks with an employee between interviews for his new staff in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. The Kalamazoo location was the company’s first in Michigan. Locations in Portage, Coldwater and Monroe Township are all expected to open in 2021 as is a cultivation facility in Clare. (MLive File photo | Joel Bissell)Joel Bissell |

In total, the company expects to bring 120 new jobs, including upward of 40 in Portage, he said.

Kejbou said while the company continues to look to expand partnerships with growers and processers throughout the state as it grows its footprint in Michigan, they believe strongly in creating their own supply.

All retail locations will offer a diverse selection of flower/buds, edibles and concentrates, he said.

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“Most of the big retailers are vertically integrated,” Kejbou said. “It’s just the way the industry is going and with the ups and downs of pricing and stuff,

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