A “death sentence”: That’s what Traverse City’s medical marijuana establishments are calling the City of Traverse City’s stalled progress toward allowing the sale of recreational cannabis. The businesses, which have largely banded together as the “Traverse City Cannabis Coalition,” recently launched a petition and a campaign under the hashtag of #LetUsSell.
MANISTEE – Around the state, communities like Manistee are seeing firsts like what Manistee saw on Thursday morning: its first marijuana business opening. The grand opening event at 28 Arthur St. for Dunegrass’ medical provisioning and adult-use retail was the result of years in the making with changes to legislation, voter opinions, local ordinances and businesses interested in investing in places like Manistee.
Buying local just got a fresh twist. Dunegrass, a marijuana dispensary, is locally owned and operated, a situation which the owners say is uncommon in an industry dominated by downstate brands, owners and investors. In August, a few members of the Piedmonte family opened their first marijuana dispensary in Manistee.
BIG RAPIDS – Four years in the making, brothers Eric and Nick Piedmonte are moving forward with making their dreams a reality, as they prepare to open one of their adult-use marijuana retail shops in Big Rapids. “We’re really happy with how the building is coming along.
BIG RAPIDS — When it comes to Michigan and the city of Big Rapids’ ever growing cannabis industry, there’s a company which looks to distinguish itself from all the others. Owned and operated by brothers Nick and Eric Piedmonte, Dunegrass Co., is on the threshold of opening its doors to the public for the first time with a soft open Wednesday and the official opening set for Saturday morning.
As patients and customers walk past the freshly planted young dune grass outside and enter the lobby area, sandy beach tones greet visitors as well as handmade cherry wood cabinets that nod to the business’ Traverse City roots and a watery blue epoxied floor meant to reference water near the dunes.