MUSKEGON, MI – Muskegon’s third marijuana dispensary will open to the public on Thursday, July.
Redbud Roots, a Buchanan-based cannabis producer and distributor, will open its second retail location – and first to serve recreational customers, as well as medicinal users – at 237 W. Laketon Ave. in Muskegon’s marijuana overlay district.
That’s a few days earlier than the company had initially expected, as they navigated coronavirus-related delays, according to Alex Leonowicz, one of the company’s four co-founders.
The 2,500-square-foot dispensary will offer curbside pickup, and sell both its own products as well as those sourced by other producers.
Stock will include concentrates, edibles, waxes, tinctures and topical creams.
Leonowicz previously told MLive that it pursued a Muskegon location because the city was an “early adopter” of the cannabis industry.
Muskegon approved medical marijuana businesses in April 2018, and recreational marijuana last October. Such businesses are zoned for an overlay district, comprising two areas in the city’s former industrial center, near Seaway Drive.
One square portion is bordered by Seaway, Young Avenue, Park Street and West Hackley Avenue.
The second oddly-shaped portion of the district, which Redbud Roots is part of, is roughly bordered by Laketon Avenue, Park Street, Keating Avenue, Holbrook Avenue and a line just east of Peck Street.
The Redbud Roots dispensary will join two others – Park Place Provisionary, at 1922 Park Street, and Bella Sol Wellness, at 1839 Peck Street – in Muskegon’s cannabis corridor.
The company is also opening locations in Benton Harbor and Kalamazoo. It currently operates a medical marijuana provisioning center in Williamsburg.
Medical marijuana became legalized in Michigan in 2008. Ten years later, in November of 2018, Michigan became the 10th state in America – and the first in the Midwest – to legalize recreational marijuana, too.
Park Place opened as