Mother's Day gets lit with pot gift baskets – The Detroit News


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Evan Pilot, financial controller for The Reef marijuana dispensary in Detroit, holds a Mother’s Day gift basket for sale. The customizable basket, which runs between $200 and $450, can include CBD infused moisturizers, oils, body rub, and facial scrubs. (Photo: David Guralnick, The Detroit News)

Some moms are getting a different kind of flower this Mother’s Day.

Several licensed marijuana provisioning centers in Metro Detroit are looking to redefine tender loving care by offering gift baskets packed with fruit-flavored marijuana flower, chocolate edibles and CBD-infused bath bombs, moisturizers and scrubs. 

Although only medical marijuana cardholders can purchase the baskets, recreational legalization opens the way for patients to gift them to their loved ones.

“It’s a chance to introduce your mother to cannabis,” said Jerry Millen, owner of the Greenhouse of Walled Lake. “She might like the face scrub so much, she might even go get her card.”

Jimmie Caudill, 25, of Flat Rock walked into The Reef, a Detroit dispensary, last week looking for something special to give his mother, who also has a medical marijuana card. The Reef brought together a mix of marionberry-flavored flower as well as bath bombs, a topical tincture and a face moisturizer infused with CBD, or cannabidiol.

Cannabidiol is a compound found in the cannabis plant that many claim has healing properties but contains little tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive compound known as THC in marijuana that creates a high.

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A Mother’s Day gift basket for sale at The Reef marijuana dispensary, in Detroit, May 9, 2019. The customizable basket, which runs between $200-$450, can include CBD infused moisturizers, oils, body rub, and facial scrubs. (Photo: David Guralnick, The Detroit News)

“I want her to be pampered,” Caudill said. “My mom never really got into this before I introduced it to her. She likes using it more than store brands because

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